It’s been a long time since I’ve posted! I have been a busy quilter, finishing one charity quilt and starting another! A quilt a month is my goal this year and so far so good. This quilt was easy to put together. The quilting is a simple stitch in the ditch, which I thought would just zoom by, but it didn't. Stitchin in the ditch seemed to take longer than my normal crazy freehand quilting. I always feel slightly chaotic when doing freehand quilting, trying to be one with the machine and get my hands moving the same speed as my foot...it is getting easier with practice.
I had some Alone Time recently and I must say it did me some good. Of course, I missed my little people, but everyone needs to recharge batteries. I spent lots of time reading, drinking coffee, and enjoying the beauty of San Diego.
That winter ocean water got my head going about some interesting quilts I’d like to try. I find myself drawn to simple, geometric patterns right now. I’m also working down the stash. A stash is a wonderful thing, but I’ve noticed that by the time I get around to using all of the cool fabric I bought years ago, there is some even cooler fabric on the market! Who can resist Chocolate Lollipop? I figure it’s also important to support the Local Quilt Shops. Shopping online is fun, but I do so love to touch fabric when I buy it.
It's a perfect quilting day today since it is overcast, dreary, and chilly. That's where I'll be today. Working down that stash.