April 30, 2012
Where was I?
I've abandoned the blog temporarily, for many reasons: potty training (90% there- don't ask why there is a percentage), going gluten free(not lactose intolerant like I thought), exercising, enjoying the nice weather with the kids, gardening a lot, and a new simple quilt. Mostly I was in a craft funk and didn't feel like making anything. All my WIPs were lurking asking for attention and I was feeling guilty and annoyed. Went through my flickr and even got more depressed at all the 'I want to make them someday projects'. Don't get me started on Pinterest. Then I threw caution to the wind and started something new. Something simple. Something where I didn't have to worry about perfect corners. Something where I enjoyed the process. Something quick. This is the summer picnic quilt after all. Fortunately, I finished the new quilt in two weeks and hand quilted it in one! It was washed this morning and I am waiting patiently for it to dry for its photo session. No pictures today...I am such a tease! Ahhh, but I feel so much better. One another note, I've decided to get on the train of pattern making. I am impatiently waiting for a fat quarter stack, although I won't be finished for a while. I have one written up, but I need to professionally pdf it. Any advice on that part would be helpful. I enjoy the math part of pattern writing, but sometimes lack the creativity. However, if you adapt a repeating block so it very efficiently uses 18 fat quarters, it's a pattern right? Hmm. Not sure on what makes a pattern great, but if all the math and supply list is done for you, and you fancy making it, would you buy the pattern?