Hand Quilt Along: Ai Yi Yi

Raise your hand if you’re tired of coming by here, just to listen to me make excuses for lack of progress.

me, me, me

Right. Me, too.

I need to simply admit that the summer of 2018 is not the summer for hand quilting. Other, more important, responsibilities assert themselves.

If, when I get back to working on my quilt, Kathy is still hosting the HQAL, I’ll report in. Otherwise, you’ll find progress by other quilters, listed below!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  NanetteSassy , Edith, and Sharon.


49 thoughts on “Hand Quilt Along: Ai Yi Yi

  1. By the way… I didn’t raise my hand!😁 I enjoy your excuse posts , although to me their not excuses ,it is just the way life is at times .. plain demanding. Are you sure you don’t want to come up with another excuse post?!😂

  2. When we sign ourselves up for these commitments we do so with the best of intentions and it all seems like a great idea early on. Then life gets in the way. Don’t worry – we can all sympathise. You’ve done the right thing to acknowledge to yourself where you are with this project – I bet it felt like a weight off your shoulders. We’ll all be here to enjoy more pictures of your lovely work when you are ready. Xxx

    • I think the commitment to the HQAL kept me at it, making progress, longer than I would’ve otherwise but, yes, it does feel like a weight has been lifted, now that I’ve decide to opt out for awhile. Thanks, Liz.

  3. Kerry, I love your excuse posts, it makes hand quilting real! We do what we can, when we can, and over a period of time, something beautiful emerges. I would be in the same boat had I been well this round and not deluged with rain!

  4. Not to worry. Life happens and you have to shift your focus. Praying everything works out for the best and you get some quilting time, sooner than later.

  5. Hand quilting is not the easiest Summer activity! I’m sure when the snow flies (or it coolrs down here) we will be back at it. I have been hand piecing Seven Sisters/baby blocks for my next class and enjoying them a lot! A small and cool project!

  6. I will be anxiously waiting for an update on that gorgeous quilt your working on, whether on the HQAL or simply on your blog. It’s fantastic, a true beauty and an important statement piece of art. Sharon

  7. Ah! Good to see you have decided to just go with what is happening. My life is littered with interrupted plans, I think everyone’s is. Some season will come along that will be just the right time and this beautiful project will be picked up again. Until then we will all wait quite contentedly.

  8. Ah, yes. The dog ate my thread won’t really do it here, will it? Now that’s an excuse. What you have going on is just simply life. We all set these lofty goals only to find that we just can’t quite get there for one reason or the other. Pauline says it well. We will wait contentedly until you have had the opportunity to continue. You do make me laugh though so you are welcome to continue making excuses. 😉

    • I think, because I was a college teacher for so many years and I heard literally hundreds and hundreds of excuses from students, I am quite creative at it now. But I still feel relieved to have taken myself out of this mix for now. Thanks, Marlene.

  9. Living life is what we’re all engaged in so we understand when deadlines come and go. For instance, I’ve had a DIY indoor project that has been hanging around for several weeks. I thought I’d have it done in less than a week, and I’m still working on it. Just stay around even if it is to show us some beautiful water scenes or a recipe. 🙂

  10. No need for excuses. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there is an ebb and flow to various activities – though I must admit that I’m hoping that there will be an update before too long.

    • Ebb and flow is exactly right–right now, outside work in the yard and on the house, plus dealing with selling my mom’s place, is demanding all my attention. The quilt will be there when I can get back to it. Thanks. Sheryl.

  11. I’ve had a similar epiphany in that the Summer of 2018 is not the Summer for housework. Although I seem to remember similar epiphanies in previous Summers- oh well!
    Unlike housework, however, crafts are supposed to be enjoyable so don’t let yourself get stressed by a deadline that will hurt nobody if you don’t meet it. Consider yourself absolved of all guilt by your readers 🙂

  12. Life does get in the way sometimes, there’s times when we can do lots, and times when we can’t, no need for excuses, just enjoy the little bits of crafting you do manage to do 🙂

  13. It isn’t a problem at all! You do what you can when you want, and there’s no reason to make yourself feel guilty for doing other things instead. Life comes in seasons and this isn’t your quilting season!

  14. Over the last couple of years I have achieved less and less of the things I want/need to do because of other commitments taking over. When you eventually have the time to hand-quilt we will all be pleased to see your progress but until then, you do what you need to do and try not to worry xo

  15. This was always going to be a project of love, not something to be tackled under duress. The great thing is that the quilt is happy to wait until life sets you down again in a place where you able to pick up the threads again with clarity and pleasure. And we’re happy to wait for that time too. Hope all is well, Kerry 🙂

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