I don’t even know where to start. So much on my plate, and I’m not “hungry”. I currently have 3 quilts ready to be quilted—2 are customer tops. The Apprentice is entering a quilt in the Jr Beta Convention, so we are trying to work on that pattern. (more later) WildChild is currently at the machine sewing a swap block (LOTS more to blog about with her later) I have a tshirt quilt to have done by May, and a twin-ish throw that is also a t-shirt quilt of sorts. Then let’s not discus the numerous patterns I wanted to get done, and the UFO’s floating around. I thought I had my mojo back, but sadly, no.
Add to this the frustrating habit of mine for being disorganized. The studio is virtually useless. I can’t see to dig out of the clutter. If I spent time cleaning/decluttering/organizing, then I don’t create. And I have deadlines to meet, so I HAVE to create. I will figure it out. I always do. In the meantime, please bear with me. I’ll be back.
So The Apprentice…….She is in Jr Beta this year. At the State level, there are several competitions. Photography, sculpture, painting, cross-stitch, and QUILTING. She is a typical pre-teen girl. LOVES crazy bright colors. I’ve held on to 2 charm packs of Ticklish for a LONG time. Well over a year now. (Jessica will remember…she was with me!) I loved it so much that I went straight to HobbyLobby for Kona Cottons. Couldn’t decide what colors I wanted, so I bought a yard of 6 different colors!! LOL Little did I know, it would be the best decision.
I am precutting her fabric. I’m sure no one would expect an 11 year old to handle a Blade Of Doom. Besides, most of the cuts are 5″ squares anyway. So we could have just bought charm packs of the solids. I will also trim her squares down. Again—-dangerous for her to do. The pattern will be a “Confident Beginner” pattern. It is almost all Half Square Triangles. So a super beginner would be a tad nervous. But The Apprentice is confident!
A bonus—-SHE is sewing the sample for my pattern! LOL I HAVE A MINION!!!
I wanted to redo this quilt, and actually do a pattern for it, but I think since I’ve hoarded Ticklish for over a year, letting it be used will help ease the clutter!!!!