That is what I am feeling at this moment BUT it is finished. I got my last border completed. Well, this will not be my very last as there is a piece of pretty floral chintz which also belongs to this fabric collection and I want to place a border of it around the patchwork. I used it a little in the quilt but it is a large floral and needs a large enough area to be visible.
Tonight is the quilt group once again and I really wanted to have my own medallion quilt ready in time. I am also getting the sampler prepared for our new project we are starting tonight. I snapped a not very good photo of the quilt top to share it with you between getting things ready. Click on the photo to see more detail after you read the story behind this last part. I promise you a better photo soon.
The last border was to be a symbol of your current surroundings and your hopes and dreams of the future.
My blocks have a constant path (tiny 1 inch squares) moving in and out of each block. This is the path we all walk in life. I changed the pink and red fabrics on this path as it travelled along to show how life is constantly changing as I walk. The fabrics are also all various beiges and creams as background symbolizing the backdrops of life are also constantly different - where I live, what my current activities in life are and who those are around me. Every once in a while, there is a star visible out of the background. Those are the major moments in life which, good or bad, create beauty in life. For this I challanged myself to use the blues in the series as it is not a favorite color of mine to use. This color shows that often times something beautiful comes of something that seems bad. I find that in life, the moments that are difficult most often create a positive and shining effect afterwards. So what starts off as negative (blue fabric) becomes a beautiful star when seen from a distance. I just need to stand back from the detail and look at the whole. The green stars represent the moments that are very positive from the outset and immediately beautiful.
Thus I have quilter's exhaustion. Is it bedtime yet? *smiles*