Friday, March 23, 2018
The Quilted Heart
I already have four new projects going at once, and the studio is not truly set up.
That's so me
The thing is, I listen to the muse, and just flit from project to project following the excitement.
I do finish projects too. I like all aspects, the start, the process, and the finish.
I am hampered by not finding my insert for the sewing table, and my machine tray was broken in the move, but I am persevering and this week quilted the V-day quilt background.
While listening to this book...
I admit to milling around one afternoon in the studio just to hear the end of a disc!
Not catching the embroidery in the foot made it a challenge.
I toyed with the idea of marking it, but, really... I just wanted to sew not be perfectly even or straight.
The observer's eye wants it to be even, and will see it as even, so I just relied on experience and muscle memory and it looks great! Just like I wanted it to! And the process was enjoyable.
I am an art quilter, but I still care about construction, and a wonky quilt is distracting.
Strive for excellence not perfection, and express yourself in your art. This quilt will change yet again, when I add the beaded binding, and the embellishments. Then the sleeve, already made, and it will be done. Done is good.
Meanwhile, yesterday, after I finished this part, I worked on some abstracts, on the watercolor, and experimented with a dresden plate tool I got in a magazine. I lost track of time and almost missed Project Runway!
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