Saturday, March 12, 2011
But this year it means so much more. Too much work, too little sewing/quilting/fabric fondling, home projects, business travel, and dark cloudy skies with only a dream of spring right now.
I don't think I like this madness. I have not touched my machine in two weeks and we're about to head into three. That's just wrong and you'd think as an adult, I could make that happen. But no -- I don't think so -- at least not this weekend.
The quilt on the left is one of my favorite quilts and if you've done a One Block Wonder you know there is a lot of cutting, a lot of sewing, and a lot of design decisions. And then --- voila -- there is a quilt that cna make your heart sing when you're done.
So, what's the connection with the whining above about no time and this quilt? I can't get it out of my head. How's that for March Madness when I haven't finished one UFO this year, have partially cut one quilt out, have borders ready to go on a small lap quilt, and have quilted but not bound a quilt I pieced last year? I bought the fabric for my next OBW (blacks, golds, yellows, white in a bold pattern) and I am having an urge for a new blade and to start cutting. But -- I have to keep it at urge level right now. This takes a lot of time to line up and cut accurately and it takes a lot of time to sew but for some reason, I am wanting all that done so I can grab and sew when time allows. I don't think it's rational but I don't think a lot of what quilters create starts out as rational, do you?
So -- my OBW dances in my head, basketball will be consuming for the next 3 weeks, spring will start to show signs soon (please, oh, please) and my machine needs dusting while I dust furniture! I hope you are living your quilting dreams and your madness is all about creativity!
Keep piecing (and cutting), Jan