I am joining the "Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along with Angela Walters", a little late, but hey Angela said you can join at any time! 😀 It is a 10-week challenge and she posts a weekly free motion motif and shows you how to do it a couple of different ways. You then have all week to practice and do the free motion motif on your quilt or practice sandwich. I opted to make the quilt top that she provides as a free pattern, which you can find here. I ended up do something just a little different from the pattern, and I am really loving how my top turned out.
So here is where I always get stuck. I finish a quilt top but am always afraid to start doing the quilting for fear of ruining the top. So the quilts I have finished have all been completed by stitch in the ditch with my walking foot. I have been working on this quilt top consistently the past 3-4 mornings to get it finished and this morning I am just afraid to take the next step and start quilting it. This part has me so stuck that I have even somewhat lost my mojo to start and work on my other quilts, I mean if you know they are just going to sit in a pile because you will never finish and quilt them, why even start. UGH! I know this is a process and it is not about perfection. That is going to be my motto right now. Done is better than perfect!!
I joined the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild this month and yesterday was my first quilt guild meeting. It was a lot of fun!!!! They do things I have never participated in before. Block lottery, beehives, left-right-center and so much more. I really think being a part of this group is going to help push me out of my comfort zone and try new techniques and improve. And during the show and tell, WOW, all of the quilts were so beautifully done! Very inspiring!
Our guest speaker was Gina Perkes, she did a trunk show and talked about doing show quilts. Her quilts were stunning and she was funny and had a lot of great tips. She owns a shop in Payson, AZ, The Copper Needle and teaches classes. You have to check her out if you aren't already a groupie of hers. 😊
Yesterday was St. Patty's Day so I can't close without sharing some St. Patty's Day Love!!
|Camelback Mountain - on the way to dinner|
|Happy St. Patty's Day!|