Still Peeking

After I posted last week’s blog post, I had a breakthrough in my latest blue/green Peek quilt. The perfect Anna Maria Horner floral that could serve as a focal point AND bring in all of the shades of green that I wanted to use. It’s still my favorite block so far. I think that’s a good sign for a focal block. It plays so well with the Carolyn Friedlander and Cotton + Steel prints in the other blocks.


This week I didn’t do a lot of sewing– we had a brutal snow day, I taught week three of Beginning Quilting at Rock Paper Scissors, caught up on some appointments rescheduled because of weather, and finished a huge beautiful novel I’d been reading since before Christmas.


But I managed to cut and assemble five Peek blocks that I chain pieced when I had a moment here and there during the week.


I finished them at just the time the oldest finished school for the week. Woohoo!


I now have 14 of 25 blocks needed for this quilt. That’s more than halfway done. I need to plug through 11 more.


I’m trying to look at the bright side. The awesome Erin from House on Hill Road just called it “eating an elephant one bite at a time” on Instagram. How do you keep going when you feel like you’ve lost momentum?