I just stopped working on one project (Rainbow quilt for DS) and began a
whole new one. This is the first time I've ever allowed myself to have a
quilting UFO..... I can't decide if I should feel liberated or
disorganized! :^) The new one is a baby quilt for a raffle to raise $
for research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. (There are several other words
in the name of this illness, but I keep drawing a blank on them. Hopefully
I'll never have to live with this condition, because that would be a rotten
way to remember its name.) Anyway, the new quilt is a checkerboard of
white-on-white with a rosebud print on white. I put on a narrow green
border to frame it and to pick up the green on the leaves in the rosy
print, and ended with a broad border of the w-on-w. I have quilted in
every ditch, and all that's left is some decorative quilting on the
borders. (To get the puffiness out of them, of course! :^) ) So now,
I know you guys know what you're talking about, because I've been machine
quilting, and the biggest hole in my life is a walking foot! I've been
using a borrowed machine until I figure out how to get mine healthy again.
The borrowed one keeps the needle in the left position for a straight
stitch, and I can't see where I'm going, so I tried a zipper foot. Not a
good idea, I stitched through my fingertip. No great damage, but you'd
think after reading all those postings, I might have *absorbed* something!
My favorite thing about this one is that I made it entirely out of stash!
I had no idea I even had enough of a collection to refer to it as stash!
From now on, when I see "got-to-have-it-fabric" with no project in mind,
I'll remember that S.E.X. is a good investment!
Amy in Mass, where it's so nice I can't decide whether to quilt or garden.