A few times a year, in my longarm business, I do some custom quilting.
I have gained some experience in custom quilting.
So why, oh why, is it the same routine every time???!!!!
I know by looking at my schedule that such a quilting job is coming up. I try to imagine what I shall attempt to do with the quilting. I fret and stew for an average of two days.....every time! Then I get started, thinking that surely by the time I get the quilt mounted on the machine and perhaps start with the stitch-in-the-ditch work that perhaps I will come up with some ideas.
And I do!
Once I get going, the ideas just start to flow.....and everytime I go through this I tell myself that next time just get the quilt on and go for it!......but I never do, I just go through the whole routine again!
I explained this to a friend lately and she just replied that this happens to be my creative process. Hmmm, maybe I just have to accept that, since it seems to be the case!
Here is the current quilt...should have started quilting on it last week....but, no, I had to go through the "process" first! lol
Before I get back at it for the day, I'll share my morning applique. It started with a bit of "off-the-block" stitching on the sun.....
Once the unit has been completed, I then applique it to the background. Here it is ready to applique the next time I pick it up......
As I finish here, I look over to see Cooper and Minnie patiently waiting. Hmmm, Minnie is turning out to be a carpet-chewer. Not good! I'm sure things will be fine as soon as she gets over the puppy stage of tasting everything, right?
Have a great day!