I reached the goal I set for myself and on Friday morning, sewed the last stitch into the quilt that I designed for the Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine. This afternoon I'll be piecing the backing fabric then pack it all up to be ready to send off tomorrow to my friend Alice who will be doing the quilting.
Sorry, no sneak peeks on this one because we want it to be a surprise. Can you tell I'm excited?
Whenever I finish a project...especially one I've designed myself...I feel like I've emptied the proverbial tank.
When I was earning my living as an artist, the same thing would happen when I finished painting something that I designed. Nothing that I've ever designed ends up as the way I initially planned it out on paper. I constantly change things up as I'm working through it and as a result, the thinking process never stops from start to finish. Not until the last brush stroke is taken or the last stitch is sewn do I feel like I can relax...and by that time, I'm D-O-N-E!
But having said that, my mind never seems to shut down and the ideas just keep on coming.
I finished the flimsy on Friday and yesterday morning, a group of friends got together at A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop to sew as our way of celebrating International Quilt Day.
Well you all know how much I love handwork and working with wool.
For quite a while now I've had this idea that I'd like to make a purse in the "wool crazy" style. So instead of lugging my machine to Darlene's shop to work on my ENDLESS French braid borders that I still haven't finished for my one and only UFO, I packed up my wool scraps bin...
a little piece of batting to use for the foundation...
and off I went.
While there, I managed to come up with a design and finished laying out the front.
It's going to be a fall-themed purse and last night I sketched and finalized the elements that will appear on the front.
I'm going to take my time and enjoy this little respite because as soon as I finish this project, I'll be starting to work on my next quilt design that's waiting patiently in the wings for me to bring it to life.
Life is sooooooo, so GOOD!