And, everything I had planned for the class quilt (sometimes known as Haiku) turned out to be a bad idea and she showed me why. I was too disjointed and trying to put too many themes into quilting it. She helped me scale that back, but it means I'm back to the drawing board...literally...to decide how to quilt it. Many of the ideas I had will stay, they'll just be in different places so they don't compete with the piecing. That's my biggest quilting mistake. I try to do some fancy quilting over my piecing and I just haven't mastered how to do that without the two elements competing with one another. So, I need to steer away from it until I can see it in some more quilts and get an idea of how to balance the two.
Okay, so let's check the list. That's two tops to quilt that I have a plan for. Two tops to quilt that only have a concept, not an actual plan. Two tops where are the blocks are made, but they aren't assembled yet. There's also a Cmas applique quilt and 5 BOM's. And, I took on another challenge! What WAS I thinking?
She is going to make this quilt.
And, in cutting the strips for it, she cut twice as many as she needed. So, she offered to let me copy the foundation pattern and make one using her extra cut strips. How could I turn that down??? I even ordered the pattern with all the foundations yesterday afternoon so I don't have to copy. My only requirement was that she meet with me a couple of Saturdays and help me get started because I haven't done much foundation piecing. She agreed. I agreed. I'm committed. I'm too busy to blog. Gotta go, gotta go...oh, wait, I'm at the office. I can't quilt anyway. I may as well stay here all day long. Hmmm, that could be a dual blessing. Blog all day, get fired, have plenty of time to quilt...at least until we run out of food and money.
Take care. My responsible side is kicking in and I better get back to work. See ya on the web. Lane