I'm suffering from the following ailments:
a bad cold/virus/URI
quilter's obsession ~~must.finish.this.quilt.~~
Since I called in sick to work tonight and can't think of a single thing to write about I decided I'd write about not being able to think of anything to write about.
how's that strike you??
Did you know that quilts grow??
I've never machine quilted, I always quilt by hand...and I can tell you that somehow the dang thing gets bigger the more time you spend quilting on it!
Now, I've said before that for every project there comes a point in time where it is just tedious. And only tenacity and holding to your vision of the finished thing will keep you going. For me that happens during the making of a quilt top. This is different from what is going on right now with this quilt.
well, the same only different....if you follow me.
I love to hand quilt. It is relaxing and fun and far from tedious work. However, I quilt on a thing for HOURS ~~literally~~ and then spread it out to see that I haven't hardly made a dent in the thing. Section it off and work on a single section...figuring to be done with this or that part in a day or so...again quilt for HOURS and spread it out to see that the quilt is now twice it's original size and will take a year to finish!
I don't know how it happens..but the things grow when you're not looking.
Makes me kinda afraid to put it down for very long....
the parts without safety pins are done.
sigh, back to work!