The year just seems to be flying by...one week at a time.
This week I only completed one project. A new bag, only I made 2 of them. One will be at the store, and one for me. The fabric is the new French General line from Moda.
I wonder sometimes what holds me back from getting more accomplished. I know this last week I was busy with church callings, worked extra hours, didn't sleep well enough so I didn't feel well on Saturday, tried to keep my house clean enough between times, and laundry. (Plus, a little wasted time when I am too tired to work on a quilt).
I also realized today that I feel a bit like a lone wolf. There is not another person I know personally or locally that will quilt a full-size (queen-size or less) quilt on their domestic machine. I have taught the class for close to three years, yet I haven't heard if anyone has really taken to doing it. I love being able to quilt on my own machine. I try to improve my skills, and I still get nervous quilting for customers. However, that being said, I would love to be able to connect with someone else who machine quilts. We could encourage each other and share our challenges and ideas.
Then, this evening, I stumbled onto a blog that mentioned a Free-Motion Quilt Challenge. Complete with a tutorial (for February only) on how to do feathers by Diane Gaudynski. I have seen her work and her website before, but it has been a while since I looked at it. I love this tutorial and I really want to spend some time practicing this technique. The blog which provided the link (Feb. 18th entry) is quilting these feathers on satin. WOW! I am inspired and determined to find/make the time to work on this quilting method. I'll have to make sure to check out enough books on CD from the library so I can relax while working on it.
Are you a domestic quilter? I know some long-arm quilters that are fabulous, too. I just know that a long-arm machine isn't in the plan for several years (if ever?).
Hot-pad count: 11.
Next projects: an apron for the store, 2 customer quilts, challenge quilt, enough said ;)
Keep on Sewing!