Sure it’s true I haven’t touched my machine in a week. But I’m not a procrastinator, I’m a worrier. I’ll own up to the worry and I’ll also admit that a deadline makes me get things done as well as worry me more. That is where the worry comes from, a deadline, as in our local quilt show.
Now that I’ve faced the root of my worry, it’s time for me to deal with the problem and do something about it.
I would like to have this quilt done by the show, but I will admit that I’m not a failure if I don’t make the deadline. I’m not going to go crazy to finish this or any other quilt. This is just the deal I make with myself and how I motivate myself. Today I used the motivational technique of “I’ll just quilt one row of lines”. An hour later I had finished 3 rows. It wasn’t hard at all! I than discovered that I had quilted a quarter of the middle, even better motivation! Now I know that I can do the other 3 rows and have half done. Maybe I’ll even get more done this evening, if I feel like it, no pushing myself too far.
It’s a bit slow going. Lint roll, mark my lines, quilt, repeat every 10 minutes. Slow and steady wins the race.
I use to use the rule “one bobbin” before I could take a break. Not so this time! I’m using Aurifil 50 weight and boy-o-boy is it going a looooong way! My shoulders can’t last through 1 full bobbin.
After quilting my last 2 (?) quilts with straight lines, I said I wasn’t going to do the same thing again. But after removing the curvy-circle pattern I had started on this quilt, I wasn’t happy with anything I came up with BUT straight lines. This is 1 inch lines that will be cross hatched. Not quite the same as straight lines 2 inches apart. At least that’s what I’m telling myself, along with, cross hatching is not a cop out.
Thread trimming is going to be a blast! More motivational talk.
Just a shot of the back with bonus cat hairs to make this quilt fluffier.
Now that I’ve had a break, it’s time to put on my gloves and… sew a straight line.
Take care my friends! Brandie