I did! I tried to quilt the Whimsical Quilt Garden…really tried! I put a nice free motion curvy stitch on the skinny border frame, I put some nice doodling loops around the applique after outlining the shapes. But, as seems to be happening to me too often, lately, I just wasn’t into this quilt…I didn’t like it, and as a result my stitching wasn’t as good as it could be; my enthusiasm for getting it quilted, that enjoyment of seeing the quilting stitches bringing the fabric to life – – was not there. Yesterday afternoon I hung it on a hanger and shoved it to the back of the closet.
A few hours ago, I felt that darn quilt calling me again. Those applique blocks were a lot of work, the effort and thought that has gone into the quilt so far…I didn’t want to leave it mouldering in the back of the closet. I brought it back to the machine, sat down and gave it and me a good talking to – what lovely applique stitches! the quilting will bring it all together! someone will really like this quilt when its done! But shortly after starting, that gloomy feeling returned.
I took a deep breath, flung it on the cutting board, and proceeded to cut it up! I cut out 13 blocks, enought to re-set it with the ideas I have n mind. The rest I’ll keep to maybe make a mini or something. There will need to be some unstitching done.
I feel great at having done this, like a weight is off my shoulders. I can start fresh when I’m ready, and no longer have to think about how to work on the quilt as it was!