Archive for September, 2015


Feeling excited today because I have finally “bit the bullet” and sent some quilt tops out to be professionally quilted.  I used to do them by hand, but arthritis has prevented me from doing this any more, and quilt tops were piling up in my sewing room.

I have sent 5 to a quilter in Wyoming, and 2 to a quilter in North Carolina.  The one that has come back is gorgeous.  I wasn’t crazy about it to begin with, but having it quilted…and then washed for that “vintage” look…has made all the difference.  I wish it were bigger so I could have it on my bed.  As it is, it will make a sweet quilt for my littlest niece when she gets her “big girl” bed.  Which means I can enjoy it for another year.  🙂

I started a quilt top a few days ago, a kit of prepackaged fabric and a pattern.  After days of cutting, I began sewing the pieces together tonight, and I came to this conclusion:  I don’t like it.  I don’t like it at all.  And I don’t want to spend the next month putting it together.  Life is too short to spend time doing something you don’t want to do!  I have beautiful fabrics and lots of patterns to choose from that I know would give me joy at the creative process.  Can’t wait to get started on something new tomorrow!


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