On the positive side, and there always is one, I can GET BACK TO QUILTING! You have been so great to stick by me, as I know my posts border on sparse this past summer. Now I am ready to roll out the quilts, find new ways to 3D embellish and maybe even do a bit of teaching along the way.
This weekend I spent time working on two different quilts. One was hand applique... OH MY GOODNESS that is tedious work. If you are a hand quilter, you really, really need to give yourself a pat on the back. Heck, go buy yourself something chocolate. You deserve it.
The other project, albeit hand work, but not quite so insane, was stitching my felted pieces. Finally this weekend I had a brainwave and figured out how I was going to turn this into a quilt. It took the right piece of fabric and two years of sketches, yes I did say two years. I could just never get the design to look like what I wanted it to.
I even visioned using it in a piece of wearable art... but the thought of sewing them together and then cutting off the pieces that didn't fit into the pattern made me too sad.
Now I am really excited with what I think may work. We all know what you have on paper does not necessarily turn out like that once you try and make it into a quilt. Well, that is what happens with me. How do you get a new quilt started?