|Picking Up the Pieces #4|
The more chaotic, demanding, and overfull my life feels, the more I crave, but eschew studio time. Then something snaps or perhaps clicks and I settle into my studio. Why, oh why, did I deprive myself of this experience when I need it the most? Not yesterday. Lola, my studio companion and I spent a delightful three hours enjoying monitoring the wildlife (mostly her) and finishing up the free motion quilting in the green sections of Picking up the Pieces 4 (me while she supervised).
Here we are, me behind the camera and Lola stealing the limelight:
Hopefully, you will be able to watch this 15 second video. It shows off the free motion quilting texture better than any photograph.
1) Work on Picking Up the Pieces #4 - Done!
Everything but the border has been free motion quilted. Boy were there a lot of threads to bury. Thank goodness for self threading needles. :)
2) Finish Picking Up the Pieces #1 and #3 - Not yet!
3) Pot(s) made this week - Done!
If burying thread tails count.I must have buried close to 100 thread tails this week. Perhaps the next great add on to a sewing machine will be automatic thread tail burying.
|Detail from Picking Up the Pieces #4|
4) Free motion quilting practice - Done!
When I first started quilting and had school aged children, my personal mantra was "quilting first, the rest will follow". I've been reflecting back on that mantra more and more. I plan to put it back in practice next week. When I do, here is what I will focus on.
1) Work on Picking Up the Pieces #4
2) Finish Picking Up the Pieces #1 and #3
3) Pot(s) made this week
4) Free motion quilting practice