Yes, it can be done. But, it is not for the faint of foot. You have to have strong ankles.
This morning, I had 15 extra minutes between making multiple breakfasts and dog treats and watering plants and school supply lists. I was already dressed and my teeth were brushed and I had my shoes on. What is a quilter to do?
I spent 10 minutes quilting and 5 minutes writing this blog post. Sounds like the right way to spend an extra 15, right?
Boots are not flexible at the top of the ankle. These are my new boots, with a nicely padded heel. But, they're still stiff. Did I let that stop me? Absolutely not.
Is this just one of the things about being a male quilter; our shoes aren't built for it? We need large rotary cutters to fit our hands. My thimbles are made for women's thumbs. Flowery prints can be made to work, but I don't see many male quilters use them. There aren't enough gradations of gray and brown to suit most men.
Oh, well. I guess it's no different than being left handed. Regular scissors hurt my thumbs. Rotary cutting rulers and tape measures are numbered on the wrong side. Sewing machines are backward.
Doesn't stop me.
This is August Linus. Yes, I am quilting straight diagonal lines and yes, it feels like cheating. I'll do some free motion work in the border and practice those leaves I want to quilt into the west of paris quilt. But, straight lines are fast perfectly acceptable. And I need this one to go fast. Tomorrow is September and August is not done and I have other quilting I want to get to. No big projects planned for this weekend, so maybe there will be lots of quilting time on my schedule.
Not to be a defeatist, but I think that next year, I'll shoot for a Linus quilt every other month.
Take care and have a great day. Lane