I have an addictive hobby...I love to quilt! I don't often brag about them because I spend much of my free time piecing the quilt tops together and then lovingly folding them and putting them in a closet to someday quilt! I have all of the equipment to get the job done, three Bernina sewing machines, two of them have embroidery units to attach, a serger and a long arm quilting machine. I honestly believe I have quilting ADD (if there is such a thing) No sooner than I get one top done, I see another one I want to try. It is honestly a sickness! (I made this one with the monkeys on it for a really good friend's daughter's baby shower. The baby was born on Christmas day and is using it right now! This does make me proud.)
Now I usually don't make New Year's Resolutions....I just don't stick to them as much as I would like to. So I just don't...But I did decide that I would try to quilt all 6 quilt tops that I have up in the "Quilt Closet" before I make anymore tops....This will be very hard for me because I already have the fabric and pattern picked out that I saw in a magazine and I have it set aside just waiting to get started!
It is like the pack of cigarettes that the person that quit smoking has left out to sneak back to for a short smoke!!!! Ok, so that isn't a great metiphor....Sorry! But it really is hard to not start that new, beautiful pattern, just to see how those colors will go together and how the blocks will come out...It's kinda like putting together a puzzle that you are creating yourself. It is a work of creative art!
This all being said..you may be happy to know that I actually have now finished one of these shelved quilts (seen here on the left) and have already put the next one on the machine, did about 1/4 of it so far and intend on getting it quilted and bound pretty soon.
I am not sure if I can keep this up or if I will give in to my passion to get the next quilt top started and start cutting and piecing before I get all six of these tops quilted, but we all shall see!!
I depend on my close quilt buddies to keep me focused on finishing these, So every time I get weak, I just call on them to give me strength. I will try to give you an update as I progress. As for the real estate market....It is really picking up for me........What about you?
If you are interested in Quilting visit my guild website at: http://friendshipquiltersoflinthicum.org/