Okay, so the drawback to finishing three quilt tops is having to stop and quilt them. Okay, not really a drawback, more of a reward. But, I’m in a really creative mode right now and stopping to quilt is just not as appealing as it sometimes is.
And, it’s not really the quilting, it’s the stabilizing quilting that is not appealing to me. You know, the work that you have to do before you can get to the fun part. The thing that keeps me going is knowing how much easier this will be to handle under the machine when some of the pins have been replaced with long lines of quilting.
The theme of this quilt is fish. I’m thinking of quilting it with long, vertical rows of fish.
This fish. Well, maybe this fish without the fins on top and bottom. Those seem a bit of overkill. Anyway, I was thinking I’d cut a dozen or so out of freezer paper and then iron them to the quilt top and quilt around them and move them to the next spot and quilt around them. Can’t do that if I keep the fins. Anyway, just a thought. Linus quilts are a good place to try new things. And, if I’m not going to like it, I can pick a good stopping point and just let them end without feeling like I have to rip them out.
I was also piecing on this mystery quilt.
I stopped because I’m just not loving that light green. And, because it is a shaded fabric that is light on one end and medium on the other, so I won’t get consistent coloring out of it. The pattern instructions are pretty hard to understand (they could take tips from Bonnie Hunter) but I managed to get through that and even learn a new skill using the tri-recs ruler. But, I can’t make myself cut that light green fabric and sew it to the dark blue. Because if I hate it, I’ll have to pick out 48 (or 72…did I mention the pattern is hard to follow) diagonal seams. Better to wait a bit and see what the next clue brings.
One other note, from another day. I write my blogs in Windows Live Writer and love it! I really, really find it to be the easiest thing in the world to do and one click gets it published from my computer to my blog. The only drawback is only having access at home.
Last night, I took Rob out for Daddy’s night out. We really needed it. This parenting s**t is HARD. I thought it was hard teaching her right from wrong. But, it’s even harder teaching her how right and wrong fit into the bigger world.
Be well. Have fun. Find something you like and wrap yourself up in it. Today, I’m wrapped in the fact that my family is weathering a storm like an old, reliable, comfortable ship.