Friday, January 13, 2012

FINISH IT Fridays: BYU Wall Quilt

When it comes to my craft room, most of the time, it looks like a hurricane tore through it.  Part of the problem comes from me not putting things away when I am finished, and the other part happens because there is nowhere for me to put these items away.  My closet is stuffed to the brim with fabric and half finished projects and supplies.  I have an ADD tendency when it comes to projects.  I get really excited to make something, purchase the items needed, maybe get started on it, and then I never get back to it.  Or, I might get back to it months later.   I also loves to browse the clearance racks for deals.  I have lots of impulse craft purchases.  I might buy something that it such a great deal that really, how could I pass it up, when I don't have any clear idea of a purpose or a deadline.  Thus, my craft room is a bit cluttered and stuffed.
To help with this problem, one thing I want to work on this year is finishing up these partially completed projects (I will also be sorting and tossing items I no longer need as well as organizing my space).  To give myself an incentive, I have decided that I will work on projects as part of blog series: FINISH IT Fridays.   I will post at least one Friday a month, possibly more but with no firm schedule, a project that I have finally finished.  It will be something that I have just for some reason not completed.    I will complete the project and post the finished product.
For this Friday, I finished a wall quilt.  Back when I first started this blog, I was just finishing some monthly wall hanging quilts.  I have a spot in my kitchen where I change them out monthly.  I only made 11,  with the idea that June and August could share a Summer themed quilt.

My September quilt has a back to school theme.

This is great in theory.  However, our school district has the kids going back to school the first week of August.  It just doesn't make sense to put out the "Back to School" quilt in September when the kids have already been back to school for an entire month.  So, last year, I hung up the Back to School September quilt in August, instead of reusing my June quilt.  Hence, I didn't have a quilt for September anymore.  Even though school starts here in August, football still starts in September, and with a house full of boys, football season is very well loved here.  I decided to make a football quilt for September, and I couldn't resist using our favorite team.
I got started on this back in August, but somehow I just didn't get it done before the end of September.  Then, since my deadline was passed, its been sitting on a shelf in my craft room, waiting for me to finish it.  I decided that today would be that day and now, I will have something new to enjoy this September.

I will be linking up to these Fabulous Parties All week long.


Kellie and Brett said...

Leslie, I love this! it is sooooo cute! I am definitely excited to be artsy and creative like you when I have a real home!

Lindsay Mecham Hyatt said...

I love "Finish It Fridays." I need to implement that idea with my own projects! Very cute wall quilt. As I am learning to sew, I am even more impressed with how you design the quilts yourself sans pattern. Whoa talented!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

What a fabulous quilt! Such a cutie!! Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Just Jaime said...

I love Cosmo! Great details!

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