What are your quilting habits?
- Do you go on a sewing binge on the weekends or do you sew a little bit every night, even after work?
- Do you let projects lie fallow until you're jolted with inspiration or do you work away at one until you're done?
- Do you have several up in the air and work on whichever one is your favorite at that point in time?
- Do you sip tea, coffee, water, wine, or even beer while you work?
I want to learn all about you! To be fair, here are my answers:
- I binge sew on the weekends, but still try to stitch at least a couple of nights during the week after work, especially if I'm excited about a project.
- I'm a definite inspiration type. I've left a top folded in my closet for a year until I was inspired for the back (I piece them, too, and make them nearly double-sided).
- I have several projects in the works, all at varying degrees of done-ness. There's only one I would call a UFO, at least two tops completed and waiting for backs, one top and back complete, but not basted, and three or more with blocks made, but not joined, yet. That doesn't include the two that are basted and in the process of being quilted or the ones for which I've made sketches, but haven't started cutting. Don't ask me about the hand quilting projects gathering dust. Since I discovered machine quilting, there was no looking back!
- Yes. I have coffee if it's morning (but only unleaded because the mean, mean neurologist told me I had to quit caffeine), tea if I want something warm but low in acidity, and water if I just feel like I need water. I've also found that I lossen up a bit if enjoying a glass of wine or bottle of good, hoppy beer while quilting. The mistakes don't bother me as much, and I think that's a good thing! No one will notice them later unless I point them out.
You may recognize this quilt from a previous post. :) I keep changing the name, but think I've settled on Caribbean Queen, since Billy Ocean keeps singing in my head as I work on her.
I started quilting her a couple of weeks ago, but wasn't happy with how it was going, so spent at least 10 times as long (blerg) ripping out all the stitches. I went in a different direction and am very happy with how it's coming. (I'll save that for another post.)
I can't wait to learn all about you and your