Saturday, October 31, 2015

Work begins

I started work on a piece that will be part of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild exhibit this winter... I'm quite pleased with how the first block has turned out.

Friday, October 23, 2015

My kind of Friday night...

Some quilt binding to finish by hand, a bottle of beer, the boyfriend taking care of dinner... this is my kind of Friday night! ;)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Impatient perfectionism

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and yesterday was cold and rainy and a lovely day to stay inside with a cup of coffee and sew. So I did! I made some great progress on a project I'm working on right now to submit to QuiltCon (the deadline is approaching *fast*) and I was feeling really accomplished... until this morning.

Taking a step back and looking at the finished quilt top this morning I realized I wasn't at all happy with how it had come together. Me from a few years ago would have cursed a bit but left it as is because I was just too impatient to take it all apart and redo it. It's a holiday weekend, today's weather has been spectacular, and I was hoping to spend some good time relaxing! Unfortunately, the me from now just can't stand to turn in work that isn't up to snuff. I mulled over various solutions that didn't involve taking it all apart, but none of them really worked so I finally caved and spent my afternoon cuddling up to my seam ripper. *sigh* I spend way too much time with that thing.

It means ripping out and redoing 192 seams, but having tested it out on one I am much happier with the result, so at least I'll have a finished product I'm proud of. This new me does much nicer work than the old me, but she sure is a killjoy when it comes to slacking off and enjoying a long weekend :P