Friday, August 3, 2012

Heart Pin

Heart Pin by basketcasejoy
Heart Pin, a photo by basketcasejoy on Flickr.

Who KNEW that one little 2" quilted item could take (at least) TWO YEARS to complete?!?!

This little pin began as a group project. My quilt bee had a little lesson on making them at our February 2010 (?) meeting. We each brought scraps of pink and/or red fabrics for the occasion. The "teacher" provided the felt for the backing. Members took turns stitching and by the end of the meeting, everyone had completed one.

It was SO much fun that I decided to make more!

I made them for everyone in our group (at the time) who was unable to attend the "workshop." I passed them out at subsequent meetings, but never quite got around to finishing my own.

I found it in the case for my "sewing glasses" the other day and thought enough was ENOUGH!!! It was time to finish my own little heart pin.

All that remained was sewing on the clasp. It took 5 minutes...tops!

Why do we stop a project so close to completion?

That's the question, but I haven't been able to come up with a reasonable answer.

Oh, well... I'm just glad that this little UFO is DONE.

Until next time...
Happy finishing!