April 29, 2010 § 12 Comments
I had a blog post all worked out in my head this morning. Then I took my car in for service and ran a bunch of errands. Now my head is blank! Let’s see if I can recollect what I wanted to say. It always sounds much more eloquent in my head than it ever does on blogging “paper”.
I’ve been thinking about Kathy’s Whine & Cheese post and AmandaJean’s return to blogdom. The internet certainly has created a whole new basket of psychological issues that never before existed, hasn’t it? Not that we haven’t had days of feeling inadequate before. But now it’s on a whole new level! More than ever, I want to vow to myself that blogging (and quilting) will be a no-pressure, no-guilt activity. This is supposed to be fun, right? Blogging and quilting are hobbies. There will be no police patrolling this neighborhood. Everyone is welcome! Young, old, modern and traditional. It’s all good!
I like that Crazy Mom Quilts has discovered that her blog is a valuable documentation tool and a record of tiny snippets of her life. I feel that way too. It’s kind of like an online diary of my quilting, baking and daily adventures. Sometimes I forget what I’ve been doing and this keeps it all together in one place. No one else may care. But I like it. It makes me happy.
This quilt was the inspiration for my Pea Patch quilt. It started out bigger and as the design process went along, it shrunk a little and became more manageable. Unfortunately, I am sometimes snail-like in finishing projects that have no deadline. Here it was on my design wall. And now, some 18 months later, it’s finally quilted and bound. Whew! Another UFO off the shelf!
Oh yeah… I also wanted to mention… if you are joining me in making that Insane Flying Geese quilt… don’t worry about the rulers. You can make it with the rulers like I will be doing… or not. I think I’m going to post alternate ways to make flying geese to give you options. I’m choosing the rulers because it uses the least amount of fabric. I only have fat quarters to work with. But you are free to make the flying geese by any method you choose. It will just take a little more fabric if you don’t use the rulers. Okay? Good.