This week has been super busy, which hasn't left much time for sewing. I'm trying to go with the flow, but sometimes that is easier than others! Last evening, desperate for a finish, I pulled out my mostly completed fingerless gloves and knit the thumbs. Knitting thumbs isn't my favorite (at all), thus the procrastination.
Even though the weather turned warm this week, (we had our first 70 degree day! hurray!) I'm a Minnesota girl, so I wouldn't be surprised if I still need these a time or two this season. It's just the way it is!
The pattern is called Maine Morning Mitts and it's available for free here. These were a stretch for me....because 1. I had to follow a pattern and 2. I had to make two objects that were close to the same size. They aren't perfect, by any means, but I am reasonably happy with the results. The mitts are so cozy! I'd definitely recommend the pattern and I will be trying them again.
I'd like to do a giveaway today! If you would like to win a handful of my PDF patterns, please leave me a comment in this post. In your comment, I'd love to hear about a project that you are procrastinating on and why, if you care to give the reason! It would be fun to hear all about it. :) I'll pick a winner on Monday.
Here's another one of my procrastination projects. I've decided it's time to clean up all the odds and ends around my craft room, so I'm going to make a orphan block quilt. I've been nervous to sew it up because there is no rhyme or reason, so fitting everything together might get a little dicey. I'm excited and nervous all at once. I just hope it doesn't end up looking like a hot mess. Haha! I guess we will see! :)
Now, it's your turn. Please link up your finishes for the week! Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!
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I just love those mittens!!! So cute!!! And your design wall is such a source of inspiration ;) I actually added my finish today of something that I have been procrastinating. Pattern writting just isn't near as fun as making the quilt ;)
I love the Maine Morning Mitts pattern - they're so snuggly and perfect for keeping your hands warm when your fingers still need to move! My procrastination project was finally finished last week (the quilt top to my fishing net quilt) but I do have a second sock to do from a sock club that pre-dates my children - and my oldest is 5 1/2!! Oops. I love the idea of an orphan block quilt, it's going to be beautiful :)
First of all, I LOVE the colour of your mitts; I'm knitting a cowl at the moment as being a southern Canadian gal (there is such a thing, check the north shore of Lake Erie and you'll find Essex County :-) anyhow, like fingerless mitts, I can see me needed a neck warmer a few more days yet!
What yarn did you use?
As for procrastination, my daughter's graduation quilt, almost 1 year after the fact. Why I'm procrastinating? It scares me as it's the most intricate quilting I've ever done.
I also live in MN! It's so nice out, I want to pack up the kids winter stuff, but know I should hold off on it. I have 2 quilt tops done and have been procrastinating on making the backs and quilting them. I think if I had a long arm they would be done by now!
I have a soccer quilt top (stack and wack pattern) that I made for my son. I have finished it because he stopped playing soccer and it no longer suited him. I really need to finish it up and give it to charity - as I'm sure some little soccer player would be thrilled with it.
I love your mittens. Here in Oregon we don't have many days to wear them. I have managed to put off making curtains for my kitchen for over a year now. That kind of sewing is not my idea of fun!
love those gloves I have a pair that has half fingers on them and I use them off and on all year!
I have a Queen sized quilt top that I am procrastinating on. I only need to complete the borders on it (one of them is a pieced border) but I'm just not happy with how the blocks turned out. I think it will be better once I get the borders on, but it still sits on the WIP pile.
Great mittens! I'm working hard at keeping myself convinced not to take up knitting, lol. I'd love to knit some of the beautiful things I see others making, but I already don't have enough time for all the projects I want to do, so how could I add in a whole new category?! As for procrastinating...I don't think I'm procrastinating on anything right now, but I do have a few quilt tops that need batting and backing, but I'm putting off spending the money on them :)
Very cute mittens! I finally quilted a quilt top I made 6 years ago last week. Guess I finally ran out of excuses. But now I have to bind it...
Your mitten are so cute, love the color! I have a lonestar quilt in progress. It's not a project you can pick up for a little while, it's a commitment to work on one section and I need to find the time.
I have a fingerless mitts procrastination project as well. Mine started out as socks - I'm ashamed to say that was more than three years ago! I decided I didn't like how the foot of the first sock turned out (probably why it got thrust into a cupboard and neglected, so I ripped back and turned it into the fingerless mitten. The second one was nearly finished about six months ago, and now the two are just languishing waiting for the thumbs. I don't mind knitting the thumbs - I think the reason that these aren't getting finished is that I've never really liked the yarn. The colors have pooled weirdly, and aren't very attractive colori-wise either. Not sure what I was thinking when I bought it. If I do finally get them finished, they have a date with a dye pot.
Love the orphan block quilt. I vote for colorful strips to bring small blocks to size and connect everything. Maybe some of those Good Neighbor prints would work.
I am procrastinating doing the quilting on a twin sized quilt because I've had to rip out three times already, and now I'm afraid to start it.
The baby sweater I almost finished when my daughter was a baby... well, she will be graduating from nursing school soon. Maybe I'm procrastinating now until I can give it to a grandbaby.
Love the mitts! I decided to knit a sweater for my daughter for her 30th birthday. It had problems. It has been ripped out 2 times and now I started a different pattern. But I don't like the way the button holes are constructed. So it has been languishing for another 2 years while I decide whether to start over, yet again. Daughter is coming for a visit this summer and I would love to give it to her since her 39th birthday is coming up in December!
I procrastinated for about a year over putting a quilt top together. The block was hole in the barn door and my blocks were far from perfect so I thought it would be a disaster and also that I'd probably have to rip some blocks apart and resew them. When I finally sewed them up, they fit pretty well and actually looked good (good enough for me, anyway). So now I have a nice little quilt top and backing done ready to be quilted and bound. So happy!
going to try the mitts, they're a good carry along project.
I'm procrastinating on my Granddaughter's quilt. The front is done but I'm try to make a pieced back and I'm never satisfied with the outcome.
Definitely going to be making a pair of those mitts for myself next winter!
I have a quilt that is all done and basted, but I just cant take the plunge with quilting it yet. I want to do swirls, I've never quilted swirls before and I'm scared to bodge the quilt!
I need quilt Dutch courage! Whaddya do when you're learning new quilting patterns but you need to take the plunge on a project?
Quilts can sit in a pile for months, with the binding sewn on, just waiting for the binding to be completed. *sigh* And I love those blocks in the top right corner. I think a quilt with all the orphan blocks would be epic!
I started a pair of mittens this winter and I'm putting it off for the same reason you put off your mitts - the thumbs!
I think your sampler quilt will look good when it's done.
I need mittens like yours! I have a quilt top ready for borders, but can't decide how wide they should be. So far this decision has taken about five years!
I have a "procrastination" project. I bought all the supplies to make a quilt for my granddaughter. The fabric is from the Dot-Dot-Dash collection by Me & My Sister by Moda. Such a beautiful and fun line. I am petrified I will mess it up, so I haven't made the first cut.
I procrastinate on quilting my tops, lucky for me my best friend has a long arm and has quilted quite a few tops for me.
I'm with Melissa, pattern writing is not as fun as the design and making process. Forcing myself to sit down and do it today.
I'm procrastinating on an epp quilt made out of my grandparents' clothes. I dont know what interfacing or stabilizer I need and I dont want to start cutting stuff apart without a clear direction.
I love the color palette of your design wall. At least your orphan blocks all seem happy together! I'm procrastinating on making a project for a book review. I like the book, I just have other projects that I'd rather be doing! Julie@TheCraftyQuilter.com
All your orphan blocks coordinate so well. I think one reason I love your blog and book is because you seem to have found *your* palette. And it's all on your design wall. So cute!
I have procrastinated finishing a few quilts because of fear that they won't turn out perfect. The second project I ever tried was a king size quilt that I pieced 12 years ago (I was a VERY ambitious beginner). I had to special order a bat for it at that time. It is just so huge for me to contemplate basting, quilting, binding and finishing it. But just writing this has helped me acknowledge that it is a pretty dumb reason not to try. I KNOW I'll never get better without practice, and I can't get to perfect (or even pretty good) without a lot of it, so thanks for the thought-provoking question. In looking at all the gorgeous work you (and your links) share, I do sometimes remind myself that we all start at the beginning and progress is sometimes slow. But I will be more steady now. I appreciate the inspiring post. And the link for the cute mittens!
I am procrastinating on a string scrap quilt, mostly because I'm afraid it will look more like a "dog blanket" when it's done. Guess it doesn't matter as long as I love it!
I think your orphan block quilt will be amazing. I have two quilt tops I have put off quilting for far too long. I love the tops and am afraid I will mess them up with the quilting. jsbailey99 at gmail.com
I should be finishing a sweater for my husband, but I've lost interest in the project...
I have tried to knit but find i can't remember if i've knit or purled. i procrastinate on quilting my tops, i don't know what pattern to choose and i don't want to mess up all that work i just put into them. I also am procrastinating on finishing up a twin size lil' twister quilt.
I have several crochet projects that need to be sewn together and I'm procrastinating for that reason. I love the look of granny squares but hate assembling them. I have an afghan and 2 purses to do. UGH!!
I love this idea! And I love random scrap quilts:) If you really want to impose order, you have a lot of pieces to anchor an improv row along :) I am procrastinating on color-graded 9 patches: it wants metallic gold thread. Not my specialty by machine:)
I had been procrastinating in finishing up my "Amish with a Twist" quilt because I just couldn't face the applique on the border. Well, I got one of four panels done, and now I'm on forced procrastination while I heal from rotator cuff surgery. As it's turning out, the healing process means I have more time to read blogs and magazines and add to the never-ending list of 'someday' projects! I'd love to add a couple of your patterns to my list! : )
Love the mitts!!! I should try them but I am not experienced at all and to get two the same size...yikes!
I am procrastinating about so many projects, I have a strings piece that is not wowing me on my wall so I stopped to make the the charity quilt I posted today. I have a challenge piece that I just ordered fabric for but I am uninspired and I have a combo piece that I started a while ago that is epp and then applique it onto a bigger modern background. Not inspired. sigh.....
I am procrastinating on quilting my latest quilt, why you ask?, because I have so many things going on right now it is just hard to dedicate the time to finish it up! I am looking forward to finishing it, maybe if I put just a couple hours aside this weekend it will motivate me to keep working on it!
Thanks for the chance to win some great patterns!
Great looking mittens! Too bad they are still needed. We woke to a snow and ice storm this morning. Not sure when spring is going to arrive.
I love the color of the mittens. The project that I have procrastinated on is quilting on a wedding quilt. I hope to finish it in May as I have taken a long arm certification class recently, and I find long arm quilting a whole lot easier than quilting on my domestic machine. I'm excited to get it done!
What don't I procrastinate on? I have a double wedding ring quilt for my sister that I started when she got married. Her oldest child is 21 yrs old. Yeah, it has been a WIP for a while. Your bits and pieces quilt is going to be fabulous. Any woman who has made two scrap vortex quilts should not fear this. I can't wait to see it.
I think the orphan block quilt will be great!! I'm procrastinating on basting a vintage star quilt that will hang in my living room. I'll have to move furniture to have room to baste it, then there's the issue of a curly headed two year old and hundreds of safety pins!
I am procratinating on my grandson's first "big boy" bed quilt- I need to put the borders on and just can't seem to figure out what I want to do as the main fabric is directional.
Cute Mittens! I'm procrastinating on finishing the quilt for my second daughters bed. I'm not ready for her to be in a big girl bed yet - she's growing too fast!
Love the mittens!! I had a quilt sandwiched and ready to quilt. Well, my cat decided to pee on it! I took it apart and soaked the top. That was 2 years ago and I still haven´t sandwiched it for another try.
If I could knit I would make those mittens/gloves. The number of unfinished projects are unknown. We are busy remodeling house right now, so sewing takes a back seat. But when we are done I will finally have a sewing room!
Love the mittens. I have a rather large pile at the moment waiting to be finished - but the one I am procrastinating over is my "Mrs Billings" - it has been languishing because I decided I really don't like cutting things out using templates then hand-piecing them ......
I'm stuck in limbo on a slab-type quilt that I'm making for my office at work. I'm an editor who works with a lot of accountants, so I thought it would be fun to combine text and number prints in this quilt. I'm having trouble letting the blocks come together naturally - which is strange, because I've made slab blocks before. It'll come together someday, one way or another!
You fingerless gloves are such pretty colours!! It's rainy and cold here today. The orphan blocks quilt is a great idea, you might want to look at Nicky's blog: http://mrsssewandsow.blogspot.co.uk/ She's made some fabulous quilts!
Love the mittens! I've been wanting to make some for my daughter. There is a quilt that I have been procrastinating on for a couple of years. The problem is that I can't decide on borders. Would love to win some of your patterns. Thanks for the chance. lraetaylor at gmail dot com
I'm procrastinating on quilting a quilt that I pieces and layered last summer...or maybe it was last spring? Either way I keep putting it off because it's my least favorite part of it all.
I love fingerless gloves! I don't knit, though, so I made mine out of fleece. Much quicker, but not as nice. :)
I'm currently procrastinating on finishing a strip quilt. The pattern isn't going to work as it's supposed to, so I have to figure out how to adapt it and I'm just not having much luck.
I am working on a quilt for a friend who went to the Nassau for her sisters wedding and brought back a bag of batik scraps. There were not many large pieces, mostly 1-2 inch strips.I managed to get 30- 6 1/2 squares, so came up with a design and going for it. Thanks Darlene firstname.lastname@example.org
I have two "pet" (read perpetual) procrastinations (is that a word?). I started a knitting project two years ago because I thought I could easily knit beads into a shawl. How hard could it be? Hard. So there it sits. The biggie, though is dusting. I hate to dust AND it takes valuable minutes away from quilting. Floors are squeaky clean, bathroom is squeaky clean, laundry is done, but there is a layer of dust every where except in my sewing room. There. Dirty little secret is out!
Probably my oldest WIP is a quilt made from blocks in a swap when my husband was in his residency. I still need to design a few blocks & then finish it. I hit a roadblock and need to get back to it. I love your candor and your insight as well as your generosity. TGIF
Love your mittens and in my favorite color also!! I have a baby t-shirt quilt that I have promised to make and that's been a while!! Thanks for the chance to win!! email@example.com
I would LOVE to win a your pattern pack, so I'll let you in on a dirty little secret. I'm procrastinating over the last 2 blocks of a T-quilt. I just can't seem to decide on the "perfect treatment" to balance the colors in the quilt. Ugh!
I am currently procrastinating finishing three men's vests for an upcoming wedding. I've already made five for my little boys to wear at the wedding, and I'm just kind of sick of vests!
I am currently putting off finishing the binding of a baby quilt (hand sewing) because I plan to sew it in the car as we go on vacation. Plus, there is another quilt top that needs my attention today!
I'm procrastinating on several projects, but most importantly, a dress I need to wear to a wedding very soon. Thanks for the giveaway!!
I made a pattern for a pair of shorts, maybe 5 years ago. I have fabric to make at least 2 pair, also bought a long while ago. The excuse I've told myself for years for not moving ahead on this project, is that I need to purchase nylon twill tape for the incorporated belt and haven't found a supplier. I realized today that I haven't forged ahead because there are skills that I haven't ever used in this project (crotch gusset, flat felled seams and now I'm not sure the shorts will still fit....I'd have to do a muslin) that keep me from moving ahead.
So instead, I am cutting out a shirt for my husband today! I've made 6 or 7 shirts over the years and I only have to concentrate on a few known skills.
Love your Maine mitts! That goal is a wonderful way to keep those finishes happening!
Your orphan block patchwork is brilliant - in a way it's just what a patchwork quilt should be. Your mittens are also brilliant and I love the colour. I don't have many UFOs - I'm very strict with myself and am determined to finish a quilt once I start it. There is, however, one exception and I stitched the patchwork about 4 years ago. I called it 'Snow on the Roof' as it's a melody of reds and whites like roof tiles in the snow. I love the patchwork, so it's not that - I just don't know why it's not been quilted. Maybe now that I've written about it, I'll make that step and get it out again from its box. Here goes - maybe it'll be next Friday's FiuF quilt!
I've been procrastinating quilting my orange DP9 patch. It's been basted for months now but I'm worried I'll mess up the quilting. I want to fmq dragonflies in the dp9 blocks and I'm just not confident of my skills to make them look like I want.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!
The thing I have been procrastinating is making a denim slipcover for my loveseat. It has been long enough now that there is actual foam showing thru the tears in the fabric. It's time. I even have had the fabric for at least 2 years.
Cute mitts. I need to finish some knitted socks too. There is definitely more than one procrastination project at my house.
I made a huge top for my king size bed, got one piece of of edging on and have had the other sitting on my sewing table for about a year! It's just so much fabric, I feel like I'm drowning in it when I'm sewing. Oh well, maybe this year!
I love everything you do, it seems! I procrastinate on binding quilts. I have two that I got back from the quilter over a month ago, & can't seem to finish them! Instead, I start other quilts, including one of your scrap vortex quilts that I'm sewing for stress relief when I'm tired of thinking about my current project. You'd think I'd want a finished project once in a while, wouldn't you? Anyway, thanks for the motivation!
Where do I start? I have a "Confusion" quilt that I started in the 90's that I would love to finish and then I have another very pretty blue/white quilt that has all the blocks made but I can't decide on the sashing (which it needs). So, I would love to win some of your patterns since I need another project!! LOL Thank you so much!
I have a bundle of ten inch squares that I need to use to create a donation quilt with. The colors are not great. It was fabric donated to the guild and I took it after agreeing to do something with it to use for charity. I need to get over it and finish it. It has been staring at me for a very long while!
I think your mittens are lovely---I can't even hold 2 knitting needles together :). I love the colors that you use in your quilts, so happy and cheerful. The quilt that I need to finish (for years...) is a Hawaiian applique lap quilt with lots and lots of close hand quilting. I must take it out again! Thank you for your giveaway.
Those mitts are great! I knitted one mitten, once, and never knitted a matching one :-)
I have a Christmas quilt WIP that I bought fabric for in 2012, started in 2014, and now it's at the point where it needs only quilting and binding. Maybe by 2020 it'll be done...?
The best way to get mitts, socks and sleeves the same length is to use the magic-loop method.
I am procrastinating on two quilts, everything about them. I just can't decide which one I want to do more and so I'm stuck. I know me, pretty soon I'll just give in and start them both, but I'm pretending I'm more disciplined than that right now. (I'm procrastinating on cleaning out the guest room, too, but that is not as exciting a dilemma, is it?)
Referred here by a new quilting friend. Great to find your blog!
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My procrastination project converting a jacket into a vest. It is a cute blazer style that had 3/4 sleeves. The sleeves were too tight and I always tried to push up the sleeves above my elbows; didn't work.
Last year I decided to cut the stitches and remove the sleeves and just have not finished it yet. Not sure why but I dusted around it the other day and reminded myself to just finish it. I'd rather quilt!
Love this blog! I've been procrastinating on my current hand quilting project. It's a good project, and I really like hand quilting, but I've made a mistake and I can't decide whether to live with it or take out a whole line of quilting. So there it sits! Time to choose, I know. Thanks for helping me think this through.
i have been procrastinating quilting a particular quilt top for a few years. it needs something special and i'm afraid of messing it up!
Those mittens are so cute! I'm just learning to knit so that seems really hard. I'm procrastinating making a quilt for my sis-in-law because she wants a king size and I've never made one that big. I hate cutting out all the pieces so I'm going to her house next week and she's going to help me cut :)
I'm procrastinating a quilt I'm making for my Mum. I'm appliqueing the top on my machine with invisible thread and it's a weird feeling. I'm not enjoying it so it's been sitting waiting for forever.
My oldest procrastination project is a baby quilt with hexagons. Its really cute Cat in the Hat fabric but the baby I was making it for is now in kindergarten so the pieces sit in a box. I've been trying to finish up WIP but if I don't love them they sit. To distract myself, I took a beginners knitting class this winter and I think your mittens would be a great distraction project. Love the orphan blocks.
Mystery quilt that is complete except for the appliqued leaves in the border....i keep getting it out, looking at it, sighing and putting it away again. Think if it is ever to be finished I will have to come up with a different border because I actually love the quilt. Also have a lovely aran sweater that has been finished for a year now....except for sewing the pieces together and knitting the neck band.
Your orphan block quilt is going to be fantastic. It already has good bones (couldn't resist that). My procrastination is the second scrap vortex quilt that I am currently working on. I am trying to decide if I can commit to making this a full sized quilt or stay with only a small throw. I tried to tell myself that I could make four small quilts and join and thus have a full sized quilt. No commitment yet. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
That orphan block quilt will be great. Looking forward to seeing it!
I'm procrastinating a flag quilt I've been making for my husband for the last few years. I have most of the flags done but now I'm down to the ones that require iron on transfers or super finicky sewing and I haven't been willing to try those yet. Plus my 1 year old isn't giving me a lot of sewing time. ;)
Love your mitts! Good for you for tackling procrastination-itis! I am procrastinating about finishing a knitted shawl, because I am running out of yarn! I have to rip it back (picot cast off and simple lace pattern) and do the cast off again! Then I broke one of the interchangeable tips that I was using! I gotta face it--thanks for the inspiration!
I am totally avoiding basting the massive king size quilt for my bed. I have no hard floors or tables anywhere close to big enough, so it's going to be arduous! It'll only be my third quilt, too, and the other 2 were much more reasonably sized!
I did not use to procrastinate, but my husband is amazing at it and slowly I have picked it up!!! Sigh. I hear that how to fix it is make a huge list with a less important thing at the top. Tell yourself you have to start from the top. Guess what, all the other things on the list will get done except that first one - well this is what a psychologist put in our local paper!!! Trick for your glove knitting. Knit them both at the same time. Then what ever size they are they will at least turn out the same. So start with two sets of stitches and two balls of wool on the needle and when you do a row, you are doing two rows. email@example.com
I am procrastinating cutting out a quilt for my niece. I have all the fabric all picked out, I just need to CUT into it. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your patterns. And I think the orphan block quilt is going to be fabulous when you get it done.
Thanks for the giveaway - I've been a reader for a long time.
I have several WIP and my only excuse is I always see something new I want to try and I just stop what I'm doing and start a new project!
It's a disease I think.
I love Finish It Up Friday. I'd like to make a quilt with curved piecing, but so far no success.
I love the mittens. I am procrastinating on a quilt at the moment as the quilting is a little tedious (just 1/2" circles).
I quilt all the time, usually with two quilts going at the same time. I keep looking at a quilt pattern I have that is an all over scene. Everytime I think I'll start it, I put the pattern back, thinking it is too difficult. I am quilting a Catheral Window quilt and your Pineapple quilt. I love to quilt!
I'm tempted by those mitts. They'd be wonderful on a cold winter afternoon in Ohio. I'm putting off finishing my challenge project for my guild. Starting a project is a lot more fun than finishing it.
I'm procrastinating plying my spun wool. Worried that I won't like it enough to use or overdye
I am a complete winter wimp ! Your gloves are PERFECT! I cannot wait to see how your kitchen sink quilt turns out!
I'm procrastinating quilting my Trees top, it's such a fun top I want to do it justice!
HI Amanda, those Maine Mitts look just fine to me and I hope you don't need them for at least 7 months !
One of the things I am currently procrastingating on is my string quilt. I don't think I've sewed a string on that for 2 years Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns,
I have too many things that need to be finished but I am procrastinating on. Seems I have a problem with liking it once I start the project so they sit partially done. Starting is easy, finishing is not.
Hi Amanda, Love the mitts! I am procrastinating about quilting a top which has been finished for a few months. I knew exactly how I wanted to quilt it. but When I worked out how many inches of quilting that would be I backed off as I was intimidated by the thought. I'm hoping that with brighter days and warmer weather I will be able to go back and get it quilted. I really need to free up those basting pins!
Love the orphan quilt idea!
Being new to quilting I've not got anything that I'm procrastinating with yet but I do have 101 ideas that I'm itching to get started on! I'm just waiting for my youngest to start pre-school in a couple of weeks and I'll have the spare time to sit down and get started :)
As for other sewing projects I've got two sun hats waiting in the wings and have be for weeks! ;)
Procrastination is my middle name! And with the amount of UFOs I have, the harder it is to choose which one to work on. I got to the stage where I was so overwhelmed, I didn't touch any of them!
Then I came up with a cunning plan. Listed 6 of them (I've got heaps more than 6), then every Monday morning roll a dice and what ever number comes up, that's the one I work on for the week. The following week, I roll the dice again, and so on.
I've found I'm now looking forward to Mondays, doing a lot more sewing, and hopefully will finally see the end to some of these UFOs. They are all at different stages, some need a lot of sewing, others just need finishing off. And once one gets ticked off the list, I will replace it with another.
Would love the chance to win your patterns - love your blog, you are an inspiration to us all, and love catching up with all your readers on Finish it up Friday.
I'm procrastinating on two things, a sampler quilt which was the first quilt I ever made (in the late 1990s). The blocks are done and put together, but I just can't seem to get myself moving on borders. The second project is my dear Jane quilt. I have about 45 blocks to go and maybe half of the triangles. It is the second quilt I started again in the late1990s. Please give me the boot in the rear I need to get going on these two things and finally get them done!
I love that you decided to finish your mitts. I have a quilt top that is almost done, well except for the appliquéing that needs to go on top of the piecing. I won't even say how old this project is. I really need to pull it out as I think I'll love it when it's done. Maybe I should just fuse that appliqué down.
Love your mitts. Since moving to FL. I haven't had the urge or need to make mitts or scarves but I still do socks. My procrastination project is a sock. My problem is that I need a chunk of time and a lot of quiet when I turn a heel. Finding time and quiet at the same time I feel like knitting doesn't happen all that often. Generally once I turn the heel I finish the sock and start the second within days and then come to a screeching halt as I near the second heal.
My procrastinating project is the replacement of a zipper in my daughter's favourite work sweater. Quilting is just so much more fun. Now that I am caught up on the projects for our quilt show next week the zipper procrastination will end. I will be relieved and my daughter so appreciative.
I"m not sure if it's procrastination or a loss of interest in a scarf I'm knitting.
Ah procrastination! I have a basted quilt that remains unquilted 2 years on. I am determined to try some new (to me) FMQ and keep putting it off! Perhaps May will be the month.
My procrastination problem? Easy the last detail of every quilt: the label. I don't know why except that maybe I think of the quilt as finished once the binding is on. I've been trying to do better, but coming up with a name is not all always easy.
Your gloves are really nice, I'd bet they're also very warm and comfy, but the design board is WOW! nice! I love the colors! They look great together...can't wait to seek the finished product!
I have a block of the month that I have procrastinated the heck out of. Lots of little piecing and little kids don't mix, so until I can carve out a bit of time there it sits.
I have a couple of crochet projects. They need to be ripped back because of mistakes. I have the hardest time getting up the motivation to rip back and redo.
Procrastination-- me? Oh, OK, I admit it. The worst is probably a pair of socks I'm knitting. The first one turned out too big and I haven't had the heart to rip it back.
I'd love the birch tree pattern!
I don't know what compelled me to make a queen-sized bedspread, but it's far enough along that there's no turning back. Three years and counting...
Thanks for the giveaway chance! My procrastination problem is getting my quilt tops finished. I have at least 30 to do, and don't feel like my FMQ skills are good enough, so I put off starting. But I won't get any better until I practice!
I love the mittens! I will give these a try for sure :). I procrastinate on so many projects - usually because something has gone wrong or not worked quite the way I thought it would. I shouldn't allow myself to get stalled, but I often do - maybe this is a chance to revisit some of those projects!
I'm such a slow knitter these days, I better get going on my Christmas projects ASAP! It's easier to knit little projects in the warmer months anyway. It's just too hot to wrestle quilts in the summertime.
I've been procrastinating a swoon quilt because I didn't want to cut into my fat quarter bundle!
I procrastinate on the quilting step because I get paralyzed by indecision. I finally jumped in to quilting my cousin's baby quilt... missing his third birthday!
I'm procrastinating on the baby girl quilt I made for my friend . . . who turns out to be pregnant with a boy. Sigh.
I'm procrastinating an alphabet quilt I made from scraps (letters are scrappy on white blocks). I've got the quilt top but haven't put the backing together yet. But I'm procrastinating because I just had a baby 2 months ago and I'm just too busy with the new baby and my other children! Maybe this summer?
I am currently procrastinating on finishing a wallhanging which is a gift for a friend for her birthday. I'm only procrastinating because I am at the quilting part and that's not the fun part for me! But it's close to being done, and it will get there soon! Thanks for the giveaway!
I am procrastinating on my son and daughter-in-law's wedding signature quilt. I am struggling with the design and fabric choices. They were married 09/05/15. My goalis to have it done by their 1st anniversary. Pretty mittens! I am hoping your opportunity to wear them doesn't happen until December!
I'm procrastinating finishing the last dozen pencil cases for our church. I'm using upholstery fabric scraps and after a bit my hands get tired. But it really won't take long so I should just bite the bullet. As an aside, I also plan to do an orphan block quilt but I'm waiting on a design wall first.
I'm procrastinating on a scarf I'm making for my cousin. Since the highs are the in 80s, I have no motivation to crank out a scarf!
I started a basket quilt 20 years ago. The basket flower is navy with tiny pink flowers....not my style anymore. I will probably never finish it!
I just need to do button holes and buttons on a dress for my daughter, but I don't want to pull out my ironing board and iron it out first!
I am procrastinating on trying to put in a zipper since I have not put one in since home ec back in the late 60's. I would love to win a pattern. Paula in KY
I have a quilt that I am procrastinating on. I fell in love with the fabric and the pattern. Now that I have been working on it, I no longer love the pattern. I'm trying to find a different patter to utilize the blocks I already have done. Love your blog! Thanks!
I used to work in my local yarn shop, and I had a customer that had several grand daughters. She knit each one of them a pair of mittens, except she wouldn't work the thumbs---she would complete the mitten except for the thumbs, and then bring them in for me to finish. While I knit the thumbs, she would work on another pair. Anyway, I have a backpack that I need to finish. The inside seams are finished with bias tape, and it has me a bit intimidated. I also have a Buggy Barn quilt laying on my sewing table. It has something like 1800 pieces, and I have gotten them all mixed up and I'm not sure which of the pieces belong to each block or where they go. I do love the quilt, so I will finish it, but I may have to recut some of the pieces.
I've been procrastinating on a couple baby quilts... And the due dates are coming quickly! I just moved a couple months ago and the sewing room is the last to get organized... It's stressing me out and caused a sewing rut but one of these days I'll power up the machine again!
I have developed a new method of dealing with procrastination. When I come upon a project that I have left for awhile,I look at it for awhile. Then I ask myself, "Does this give me joy?"- the question Marie Kondo recommends that we ask about all of our belongings. If the answer is "no", I will find a good home for the project. Most recently, I came upon 33 blocks I had made. I needed only a few more before I could assemble it them into a lap quilt. But there was no joy. My guild was having a sale of quilting things, so off they went- put into a bag, with a reasonable price, and the belief that they will bring someone else joy. And a load of guilt for not finishing the project disappeared.
I've been procrastinating on making myself a t-shirt quilt for a year or more! I'm not even sure why I've been putting it off, I just couldn't bring myself to keep on with it.
Hi,I hopped to you from Jenny at Romany Quilting. we both live in NZ, about one hour apart, and your mitts, I love that pattern. My huge procrastination is doing real quilting once the huge quilts are sewn together. My skills are doubtful, I am scared to try and have it all fail. The longest one waiting in the wings is from 2009...And a more recent one is an online quilt, the pattern from Cheryl over at Midnight Mystery. One day I will gather my courage and start out.
I am procrastinating machine quilting a Christmas quilt for myself. It is the next thing I MUSTdo!!
I am procrastinating on finishing hand quilting my Love Blooms Here project from Quiltmaker magazine. I am currently hand sewing on roses to a quilt I designed for our piano teacher. I only have 22 more roses to go! Plus the binding, label and sleeve! Will I ever get done? I hope so. Love your darling orphan blocks! I see lots of potential! Thanks so much for Friday night finishes. I look forward to it all week! K- firstname.lastname@example.org.
So many projects, so little time! I have a punch-needle project, some zipper bags I want to try making, and four rows of a sampler quilt started...no good excuses, just some beautiful spring weather distracting me :)
Do you follow the blog Exuberant Color? She recently made a quilt of orphan blocks, may help to see another for layout ideas.
I'm currently procrastinating on a baby quilt- and the baby was born three weeks ago! I guess I'm procrastinating because I'm not sure how I want to quilt it. My goal this year is to quilt my own quilts and not send them out. Frightening!
I was looking in your pattern shop for your WIP Bag Pattern, but I don't see it. Do you still sell it?
Hi Amanda Jean, your mittens are really cute, look snug and warm.
I would love to win a handful of your quilt patterns esp in pdf form, and I would like to comment on your orphan quilt, it the new one look anything like the one on todays blog post it will be a winner, that quilt is gorgeous! Love it!!
Currently procrastinating a huuuuuge 96x96 quilt that will be my new bedspread, I hope! I think I'm at that stage where I'm sick of looking at it so I'm starting to doubt everything! Plus, I'm scared to death to stipple that massive thing with my regular machine?!?!
I love your orphan block quilt! I am procrastinating on just sewing on two sets of borders on my Paris Dreams quilt that I started at my first retreat last year. I got way laid doing three quilts for my grandkids. Priorities 💕 Plus it's a scary quilt! Too beautiful!
That orphan block quilt is going to look fab! I've been procrastinating the block setting part of my Circle Game quilt (Jen Kingwell pattern), because circles all look good but that final setting doesn't seem to fit (bad seam allowance? I'm just not sure) and all those final settings are already cut! I just don't feel like fighting it yet. I'm sure I'll figure out a way to finagle, but argh!!!
With a bit of judicious framing your quilt will be glorious. We all procrastinate to some degree. My cow quilt is on my wall waiting for the letters to be made. I keep hoping the quilt room fairies will come in and do them for me!
Hi I finished a quilt top some weeks back, but don't love it. I can't bring myself to wrestle with quilting it. It has some of my favourite fabrics in it, but is a simple snowball quilt with the snowballs all different sizes. I think the trouble is that the larger snowballs are too big, now that I'm leaning more towards scrappy projects. At the moment I am thinking that it might become the backing for another quilt. Plus it was intended for my son, but my husband commented that it was a bit girly - it's lots of greens & blues with some reds. Hmmm
Congrats on doing your THUMBS! I love to make bed-sized quilts, but with arthritis it is a major effort to machine quilt them after the tops are done. I have devised my own quilt as you go techniques, but it is nevertheless a huge undertaking -- so I procastinate.
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I thought on first glance that the blocks were part of a medallion quilt! You, if anyone, can make these integrate into one seamless design. Go for it!
I'm currently procrastinating on some pillows, two for my son and his wife, and one for a friend. My house needs attention and I think that's my problem. Guess you could say it's a "feng shui"/ energy flow issue.
well, I have a Civil War quilt that I made a couple of years ago. It is basted and I was planning to hand quilt it but did not get far. So I just picked it up yesterday and started to free motion it. I don't want to get too modern on my designs so I get stumped. I have been doing a lot of echoing.
Hi, I love reading your blog,you give so much inspiration,like the quilt I've made with the 36 quilt block pattern, finished just in time for our daughther's 36° birthday,
Now I have one big procrastinating , a dear jane project, to much to small pieces,grrr, one day it will be done!
Btw , Thanks for the chance,
Cute mittens, and you have a charming orphan quilt in the works.
Hmmm.....procrastination rules around here! There are a few quilts round here for sure. Thanks for the chance to win such a great give-a-way.
I've started a Tula Pink 100 block quilt and need to get back to that. UFOs weigh heavily on me and I don't like having them on my conscience.
I also bought one of your books and that is almost a UFO in my mind. So many projects...so little time.
I am making my son a quilt of star blocks made from flannelette and there are always more things to do that have made it to the top of my list. I love the mittens
My Mum turned 70 at the end of Dec and decided that she'd like me to make her a lap quilt. The top is finished but "real life" has got in the way of basting and binding it. I work well with deadlines so need to get it finished before my children break up for the summer holidays!
I love seeing what you are up to as it's always something fresh and bright. I procrastinate on anything that isn't light and bright, like my 2015 BOM that I still have to cut then sew. It's much too formal looking for me and scares the beejeebers out of me.
I have so many quilt tops made and even some backs for them but they still aren't finished. I'm not a fan of the finishing process which is too bad because I'd have some pretty quilts to snuggle under if I would just finish! Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com
The fingerless mittens would make super stocking stuffers - will definitely give them a try. Great for evenings sitting in front of the TV. Procrastination comes easily to a new quilter. Trying hard not to procrastinate about attempting to straight line a quilt for my granddaughter on my domestic machine. Currently taking a quilting class on Craftsy to take this first step!
I look forward to your posts as they always a bit of sunshine to start a day! My procrastination is a drawer of six or seven holiday table toppers that need to be quilted. They have been in there for probably three years. Maybe this will be their finish year?
I love your design wall of orphan blocks- I have a basket of orphans - I should pull them out and de what I have! My procrastination is a hand appliqued Baltimore album quilt- I started hand quilting it but hate to do that. Have finally decided to unsew that part and machine quilt it. Thanks for your inspiration!
I need to finish Gypsy Wife! I don't want to slow down long enough to finish the hand embroidery.
I have a queen size quilt to finish. Ive never worked with such large pieces of fabric before and i keep putting it off to the side. I am taking it next weekend to retreat. Maybe if i dont have any distractions?
A better question would be "what am I NOT procrastinating about if up?" I wish I could say I procrastinate because I don't want to see a project end, but in truth, it is because I am fickle and easily distracted and once I see the pattern emerge, I often lose interest.
I am procrastinating the pieced border on a quilt top and have been for some time now! I love to knit and pretty much always do both socks and mittens two at a time on two circulars. That way, they come out the same and avoid dreaded second sock/mitten syndrome. If you are interested, I can recommend the author whose technique I like the best (there are several approaches to the two at a time technique and they vary quite a bit) and give you a few tips.
I learned to knit in high school, about 40 years ago, and with the exception of a few scarves I haven't knit since. I have an overwhelming desire to knit socks. I've bought several books, a few classes, patterns and even yarn and needles but still no socks.
Nice job on the mitts! They look warm and cozy! I am just a perpetual procrastinator as I love to start new projects and then toss them aside for something else. I currently have cross-stitch, candle mats, quilts, sewing, and many, many knitting projects going! I always feel,like I will eventually have time "tomorrow". When will I learn? That being said, I would love to win your patterns to add to my projects;)
I am procrastinating on my gypsy wife quilt . I'm almost finished piecing the blocks and then it's time to piece the whole quilt top , which will be the hardest part ! It even says so in the instructions , and if Jen Kingwell thought it was hard that makes me very nervous !!
Amanda Jean, Your Orphan Block quilt will look amazing. It looks great on your design wall. I know all about procrastinating. I'm procrastinating on getting the last of the free motion quilting done on a queen sized quilt that's been in the works for over a year. And I've had the supplies for it since Aug 2014. I want the quilting to be perfect, so I've been dragging my feet. Instead of finishing it, I've been starting more projects and taking on quilting jobs for friends. I'm sure if I just focus on it, I could finish it in a few days. I just need to bump it to the top of my list.
I am working on a Downton Abby Hat ,and a Jackie Steaves Wall Hanging that i need to get back to. Love you mitts thanks for the free pattern,i have been wan mittsting too make a pair of fingerless
I'm procrastinating on quilting a baby quilt. I am not a confident quilter, plus I don't have room to spread out to make the quilt sandwich, not even for a baby quilt. The due date is coming up, so I'd better figure out how to get past my quilter's block!
my procrastination is a baby quilt for my friend sue's, who loves cats, new grandson - soon to be a year old. -- after the denyse schmidt course in wi last year, i decided to use the pattern we had for this quilt ------ i just should have looked again at the pattern... the blocks are not complete and i just haven't wanted to figure out the compensations --------- i know, no mistakes, just opportunities!
ps. orange will forever make me think of you!
I am procrastinating free motion quilting a quilt. I have taken workshops, watched Craftsy courses done samples and yet....I just can't bring myself to actually tackle a top! Maybe tomorrow!
My son is 7.5 and I've been "working" on a quilt for him since he was about 2. Crazy?!?! I don't think I'm procrastinating so much as I'm losing interest in the project. I really have to finish it.
I am procrastinating quilting a loon quilt. I moved to Ohio from MN 25 years ago and several years later made a wall hanging sized quilt with a loon in the center, trees and flying geese to remind me of the great years we were in MN. I was determined I would one day quilt this on my home machine. Two machine later and retirement...I am finally ready to finish it up!! Now if only I would stop starting new projects!!!
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All your blocks play ell together. They will make a lovely quilt
I have a McKenna Ryan quilt top complete. I actually started quilting it but it wasn't going well. I need to un-sew and start over.
If I have to pick only one project I'm procrastinating on (LOL)...I'll pick my stars and moons quilt which has got to be going on 15 years old by now...I'm stuck on putting on the bias vine that goes around the whole outer border. I've attempted to start a couple of times, but just can't bring myself to do it...I just don't think it's going to work out right, thus the procrastination!!
Love your mitts! Thanks so much for the chance to win. o:)
I have been procrastinating on a 100 modern blocks quilt (Tula Pink). I have most of the blocks done but it's not singing to me-- the fabrics are so pretty in a pile, but aren't inspiring me on the wall. I've taken it out and put it away several times. :(
I had to do bindings--hate to do them...I guess the answer is to learn to put them on by machine....is anyone else like me???? So I have several binding to get done that I haven't done....Love your blog....such fun to read....
Beautiful mitts! Love all your orphan blocks - can't wait to see the finish. I know you will do an amazing job of this - and have fun :)!
My procrastination is quilt tops to be finished into quilts. Sometimes it takes me awhile to figure out which backing and binding, but other times (like this time - again) I get so excited about the next quilt top - I just have to dive in and keep going till the next quilt top is done. I've run out of chairs and sofas to hang them from - so now I have to back track - a lot ;)!
I have to quilt a double wedding ring for my daughter's wedding in August. Can't put it off any longer!
So many projects, so little time! I have a punch-needle project, some zipper bags I want to try making, and four rows of a sampler quilt started...no good excuses, just some beautiful spring weather distracting me :)
I have been procrastinating on quite a few projects, second guessing my choice of fabrics and finishing quilts in progress, will have to bite the bullet and get going on them all, if they are ever going to see completion.
I have many things I am procastinating on! I knitted a lace shawl last year, i have to graft the last border and it has been sitting there since last May. My granny squares quilt only needs the binding finished. I started to put it on around February of last year and it's still not finished...so yeah. I do finish what I start eventually but sometimes eventually takes a while...
I don't think my problem is procrastination so much. More like project ADHD. I work on something for awhile, then another idea is sparked and I try the new idea. There are many unfinished projects in my house! We are moving in two weeks, I have been making an effort to finish up a few things. Like a baby quilt for a shower, today!
I love your orphan block quilt-to-be! I actually have quite a few quilts that I have been procrastinating about. I start something and then I see another beautiful quilt to make, that I put quilt #1 aside for "a little bit". So, for 2016 I have written a monthly list of procrastination quilts to finish. I am a bit behind schedule for this month but I am plugging away!
I'm procrastinating on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that I started in the 1970s! I now have all the flowers pieced...all by hand & NOT using EPP...but now using all the same fabric for the hexies joining the flowers is BORING...definitely not as much fun as making the pretty flowers. I'll pull it out again soon...unless I get distracted by another quilt I just have to make!
Love those mitts, but I don't knit...boo hoo!
Ugh, I have a queen sized QAYG top done and ready for attaching the backing that's been sitting in my closet for over a YEAR now and there is no sign of getting it out! I did get busy with other things, but it's the idea of wrangling something that size that just doesn't appeal to me right now ;)
I love the color of those mitts! So adorable. I have one ufo that I started based on a quilt you did from a blog hop. Ran out of my background color a couple years ago and I just can't seem to get back to it. Too many other patterns keep catching my eye.
I love the color of those mitts! So adorable. I have one ufo that I started based on a quilt you did from a blog hop. Ran out of my background color a couple years ago and I just can't seem to get back to it. Too many other patterns keep catching my eye.
Love the mittens! I have a quilt top, batting and backing laying over the rails of my longarm because I have absolutely no idea how to quilt it! I just need to load it and go!
I am trying to finish up a UFO myself, but I'm also putting off work on the commission T shirt quilt I have on the wall. Bummer. I have to ... I have to...
Those mittens are so comfy looking-and cute! I have a huge list of projects I need to just bite the bullet and get them done-I tend to like the process of making a quilt top best-then move on before I get it quilted! I am hoping to get several big quilts quilted in the next couple months-however I think I have decided to hand quilt two of them, so now it may be a much longer project!
Your mitts are lovely. I understand procrastinating on projects. Sometimes it's just a matter of letting your brain "chew" on the perceived problem for awhile. I know it took me about 4 months to complete an applique logo on a quilt I started last year. In the end, when I was ready, it turned out fabulous.
Your mittens look fantastic! I love the colour.
My procrastination at the moment is much like your own. I've got a heap of random blocks that I made last year. Although I had the plan to make a quilt out of them and the fore thought to use the same background fabric on nearly all of them. They are all pretty much different sizes 😩. Which makes it very tricky to work out where to place them and what to add to make it work. At the moment I'm sewing up some flying geese to add to add some width or height to some of the blocks. I'm actually using a different background fabric on the geese to break it up a bit, as I'm running low on the other one and I think it needed a bit of randomness.
Good lucky on putting yours together. I hope hope you get some inspiration soon.
I have all the prints cut for the Pride eagle pattern, but still need to cut the background. I've been procrastinating because there are SO MANY small pieces in this pattern and I'm pretty sure none of my seams are going to be straight and/or aligned. I'm always more motivated when the pattern pieces are bigger because I feel like I accomplish so much more, so much faster. Love your blog and all your work.
Procrastinating on a baby quilt. Baby born last August- he is the ninth cousin and every other one, had a quilt waiting well before they were born. I moved houses the day he was born... It was February when I showed his mom my fabrics and design... The top was done in March, but now I need cataract surgery...
Love the mitts. Way to go for getting them finished !
If anyone can make a quilt from your orphan blocks, it is YOU, Amanda. I think the blocks on your design wall will work great together. Well, most of them will work and those left over are starters for a project yet to come. You've got it 😃
I am postponing making more bags with washed burlap coffee bags-- they are looking great but burlap and sewing machines are not good companions! I have a relative who roasts coffee and she gives me the bags. It has been a fun partnership so far, not to mention being "paid" with amazing coffee (Parry Roasters)
A wedding Quilt.... I have been fighting it for Months and just walked away from it a couple of weeks ago. I might have crossed over from procrastinating to Scrap It!
If your design wall was my design wall I would be excited. No laundry would be done until I had the quilt layed out. But then to sew it together would be another story. I have so many WIPS I don't know where to start. To my shame it is over 25. I think I am the queen of WIPS. I get excited about a new pattern and want to do it and leave the other unfinished. But when I do get a project finished, oh, what a good feeling that is. I have set aside a week once ever 2 months to work on WIPS. So far so good. I can not do anything else that week. Some are getting done.
I am 98% done with a cross stitch but just can't seem to get the final border done. And I know all I have left is about one hour of stitching!! I doubt if anything you make could EVER look like a hot mess! Have a great weekend, Amanda Jean....
I have a beautiful quilt that I made as a block of the month project at my local quilt store. I do not like appliqué! And there are a lot of appliquéd vines and leaves to complete this project. So even though I love the quilt, and love the colors, it's been sitting unfinished for about two years :-(
Nice mitts! I have an unfinished pair of knitted socks, just don't want to turn that heel! I have lots of orphan blocks, however they are all so different color and value wise.... Yours looks like it has a theme, can't wait to see it morph into a quilt!
Amanda Jean, I'm a knitting procrastinator; ,I have the sock yarn, needles and tutorial for your socks but haven't started 'em , probably bc it's easier to buy socks and warm up my cold toes quickly. The pattern scares me a bit too, but once I get the cast on done I'm sure I'll keep on , insanely intense on getting thru one pair:)
Procrastinating on a HST quilt that I cut, but despise the background color I chose, which means there's 3 yards just looking for a new project. Thanks for sharing the gloves...great wrist warmers for those tired quilting hands.
I love your patterns!!! It seems like I procrastinate on all my projects, though I like to think that I'm just too busy and can't get to them:) Right now I'm specifically procrastinating on a yoga mat tote and matching clip-on pouch for cell phone, keys, etc.
I have a couple of things I'm putting off--quilting a quilt for my grandson and beginning a new art quilt. I had my grandson's quilt basted by a long arm quilter, and the basting stitches are HUGE and only in one directions. They catch on everything and pucker the quilt when they do. I have to re-baste it after spending $40 to have it basted. I just don't want to. As for the art quilt...I just haven't figured out yet how I'm going to do it. I guess that is part of the fun.
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