I seem to quilt without a schedule.
There are times I quilt endlessly....
and times I can go without time in my sewing room.
Lately I have had a creative burst of energy and it has been SEW much fun.
I enjoy all parts of quilting.
Finding a great pattern, add some delicious fabric,
throw in some James Taylor on Pandora and I am in quilting heaven.
What really gets my creative spirit soaring is doing the quilting.
I am grateful that I began quilting before there
were Longarmers that did the job for you.
Sending a quilt out to be quilted is a wonderful luxury.
Having to learn to complete the work myself brings me joy.
I have an abundance of quilting stencils ( hard to find them now in shops).
My students are curious about my obsession with doing my own work.
I explain that I am easily pleased
( lots of mistakes, but that makes me human),
...and I can afford my own fees ( ha ha).
There is just a peacefulness that comes over me as I design the motif,
and then enjoy the time to create the texture.
Hearts and flowers seem to make their way into each quilt.
Speaking of HEARTS and FLOWERS....
I am participaing in a year long BOM,
but altering their designs to suit my own likes.
Five hearts for five adorable Grandchildren,
and my Easter basket is filled with flowers instead of eggs.
Always a joy to quilt....
and even more so when you are blessed to win an IG giveaway.
Thanks to Donna at Lavenders Nest,
I will have an adorable project to decorate our home
for next Easter.