You know how sometimes, when you set goals for yourself, and then something happens that pushes back your timeline... ? Yeah... that's happening to me right now.
I'd figure I'd share since I'm sure this is something we all struggle with.
I'm excited to be working on a few quilts to enter into QuiltCon - it will be the first time I've submitted to that show and I'm working hard to finish three quilts to enter. Although, at this point, it might just be two...
Part of my excuse are my teeth. I won't go into detail (because it's all so lame and I'm sick of this story) but I have to have some removed so I can live (relatively) pain free again. Dental pain gets you in the head and makes it so you have a hard time thinking straight or expressing yourself, and so I've been making all sorts of bad decisions - even in quilting... and it's dragging out the time necessary to finish my quilts. Uggghh.
In fact, I've been working on a series of smaller Green Cross quilts (about 40"x40") because a few people have requested them... and the first small quilt I made, I made so many bad decisions, I ended up having to pull most of the quilting out and start over... however, I AM enjoying the process of sewing similar improvisational quilts. Look how different these two look:
Green Cross Series #2
Green Cross Series #3
... and yes, they both have a leaf quilted into them... just not so obvious.
Free Motion Quilting on Juki 2010 - Cannabis Leaf
I plan on two more small Green Cross quilts to add to this series, and I plan to make them all a bit different. Should be interesting :) But I won't be able to get to those till January probably...
I had another finish last week: a pair of pajama pants for my husband.
I think they came out pretty good - they are a little big on him, but with an elastic waistband, it really doesn't matter. I used a pair of pants he wears already to try to pattern from. I made a few mistakes, but in the end it all worked out. He loves them. He picked out the fabric when he came to pick me up at Fabric Depot one day... I think he's found a new affinity towards kitties lately ;)
So now I'm back to work. I have work work to do today - it IS Monday after all. But I'm hoping to get to some quilting this evening, and depending on what I can get done today will determine how many quilts I enter to QuiltCon. Wish me speedy sewing skills :)