I am making a baby quilt for a friend of my daughter-in-law that is on her traveling team. I have used this idea before, make random nine patches and stars. I also inserted squares of a fabric she selected with some of the places where they had traveled. I love the way this is turning out. It is on my design wall. I like to leave it for a few days to see if I want to move anything around. I stole this idea from my aunt. It is so versatile. I can't decide on a border.
This is the back, last year they traveled to Asia and she wanted something to represent the time they spent there.
My other daughter in law fell in love with the placemats I made for the boys and she wants some for her house.
Working on small projects is very satisfying and I love doing houses.
This is the set up in my sewing room/studio. In the background you can see my new design wall with the starry squares quilt on it. I can sew, cut and iron without getting up from my chair.
When I moved things around a couple of months ago I bought a table from Overstock and put my sewing machine on it. I lowered it and put the quilting table on it to give me a big flat surface.
I find it so relaxing to be engaged in creative pursuits. I try to look at what I do and not compare. I feel that you can lose focus if you start comparing. It is hard not to compare with all the great quilting ideas on the internet.
A quote that I find very meaningful to me. Does this speak to you too?
Courntey Carver: It's usually when I don't know exactly how to do what I am doing that I do my best work. Don't let process and perfection get in the way.