I found myself in No-Sew-Time this week. I finished the background for my Phoenix, I got it sandwiched and pinned all ready to start quilting. Although excited to get started, I sometimes set myself other tasks, which my inner genie says must get done first. Quilting will be the reward. So, I tackled the mess in my sewing room since I could hardly move in there anyway. I put away all the papers and paper patterns. I went through the memorabilia boxes, repacked them and sent them off to new residential space. I separated fabrics and scraps that had taken over the bed. I made swags for my bedroom windows. I went through my closet and took a load to the Thrift Store. Finally I did the long avoided: I cut down three T-shirts that were too long and hemmed them (they have only waited three years or more get the treatment). Now I have new T-shirts without buying any. Now I can move in my sewing room. Now I can find the bed. Now I can start quilting tomorrow.
TIP: Really?!!! I found this on Facebook.
I welcomed three quilts home last week from the show circuit. The one below spent a lot of time in the inner regions of my skull before I actually put my ideas into Illustrator. Eventually I came up with the design and figured out how to do it. Not every step went smoothly, but it all came together in the end. There are some glitches and of course the judges found them, even some I didn't know were there, but I still love the quilt and enjoyed doing it. It mirrors the beautiful designs of the Mediterranean where nearly every surface is intricately decorated. I pieced, appliquéd, beaded and painted. The little stars at the bottom are stenciled with gold Tsukineko ink. I quilted it on my home machine.