I worked on a quilt for my niece. A nice easy square-in-a-square pattern that would come together quickly was just what I needed. I managed to get the 12 blocks I needed pieced, though I was sort of hoping for a finished quilt top. She's slightly obsessed with Frozen, so I grudgingly use Frozen fabric for her quilt. It's a good thing I'm working on hers first, since I'm very much looking forward to Nolan's Star Wars quilt of the same pattern. Olaf is pretty cute, though.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Motivation by Avoidance
My friend, Becky, and I went to a social quilting day today. Jonanco Hobby Workshop puts on "Jonanco Quilting Days" two to three times per year. These events include a whole weekend of quilting, though I was only able to attend one of the four days. I was too busy sewing so I wasn't my usual camera-happy self, but Diane, one of the Jonanco organizers, managed to snap a picture of me at my machine.
I needed a bit of a break from my art quilt that I'm making for my dear friend of an artist, Colin Spencer. (He doesn't have a website and I don't have permission to post any of his work right at the moment, but here's a link to a print maker's website that has a couple of his pieces posted.) I was excited for the challenge. And it has proven to be quite the challenge. The process is basic enough, but getting the stripes just right managed to frustrate me. I got that part done but hadn't been motivated to go back and keep going, especially since there was another striped part I would have to work on - with even skinnier stripes! Here is what I've got so far...