I was going through the mail about 18 years ago and found a City Services Class schedule. One class was for quilting, cost was free and it was held down the street from my house.
Nothing more than a nice size wall hanging and we could all get it done before Christmas. I finished it but never quilted it. The top was always just around waiting to be finished. I had too many other techniques to learn and the need to build up my stash of fabrics was calling.
Finally about 18 months ago, I put it on the longarm and quilted it with ornaments and bells pattern. It still needs binding but I’ll get to it soon.
Quilting for me is the most calming thing I can do (besides just sitting and playing with the cats) but I know not to start a project when my mind is filled with problems. The cuts are wrong, the seams don’t line up and it generally turns into a disaster.
So when you are starting or working on a project, set your timer for 20 minutes and then stretch – move to another room – step outside and take a deep breath. Then go back to the project. Things take on a new perspective.
Thanks for reading.
Would love to see the Christmas quilt. POssibly a nice Christmas present for you know who when it is all completed. Love, Mom