Tuesday, September 18, 2007
What have I been up to, you ask? Well, I've had a lot of things on my mind. A new commission from a friend and neighbor, for one. She wants a queen sized quilt for her husbands 50th birthday of scenes from all their adventures. Queen. I just didn't want to do it, but she REALLY WANTED ME TO. So with an attitude adjustment on my part and some creative thinking added in, I figured out a way to do it and also enjoy it. Attitude adjustment=it's really just 12 to 15 individual pieces of beautiful places and I can do them any way I want as long as they'll handle the wear and tear of a bed. Meaning I have to cut down on the doodahs. Creative thinking= I'm going to use that old fashioned 'quilt as you go' method so I'm not trying to do fancy machine stitching on a queen sized piece of quilt. Some people can do it, but it gives me the heebejeebees just thinking about it. So, I have the first square (rectangle) pieced and I quite like it. All the pieces will be different sizes and divided by dark pieced latticework. Challenging, and now a little exciting. As a matter of fact, I can't wait to get into my studio! Just what I needed. I'm sure I'll be needing help and advice now and then so please drop in often and offer advice freely! First pictures tomorrow, hopefully.