Where is the time going? It's the 9th of March, and I'm far behind where I would like to be at this time. OK -- not so far behind, but it feels like I'm way behind. And about the only thing I can work on right now are my presentations (two more French ones to finish up) and the homework for the sew alongs -- there are five different classes this weekend - the homework for NONE of them is finished. Although I am making progress.
Note to self -- I will NOT be doing so many sew alongs next year. Actually, FIVE of them finish in June, so the craziness will end as two of the five are pretty intense. Once those are done, the rest of the year should be easy. The trick will be to say NO - well, not say no, but limit how many new ones get picked up!
I mentioned yesterday how I hate those long diagonal seams in a quilt. They seem to go on forever! Someone posted a link to this great way of avoiding those long seams. Have a look. It's definitely one way to achieve the same thing. I'm not sure I would want to do it. I'm a big complainer, and I stick to my routine, but I like to keep things in order, and I can see the corners going on the wrong side in the example. But if one was careful, it's a brilliant way to sew it together.
Have you ever been somewhere and seen a piece of clothing that you think would make a good quilt? Yep -- it's happened to me a couple of times. Or do you see the inspiration for designing a quilt on someone's shirt?
However, if I were in line behind the person wearing this shirt, I don't know that I'd be whipping out my rotary cutter any time soon.
|A calico print|
|A sampling of calico prints|
|Calico print on a small print|
|Images for men's floral shirts|
|My Halloween quilt which is STIFF as a board|