We had a great quilter at our guild meeting this week. I feel bad that I didn't catch her first name but her last name was Roach from Bloomfield Indiana. She has had quilts in Houston and Paducah and has won awards. I can see why I don't think my pictures are great but still worth sharing.
BY the time she was done, I was wondering why I have been quilting. I am usually a little intimidated with fancy quilting. But, I do it because I love to piece. She works as hard at the design process as the piecing. I would rather spend my time piecing. The top to me, is immaterial. I enjoy a finished quilt, but I just want to tinker in my sewing room. She said her motivation was to see if she could do new techniques, and, she certainly can. I like challenges, and surprise myself. But, at the end of the day, I want time to sew fabric together, free of pressure and constraints. Will I be sorry that I don't make quilts that make others ooo and ahhh? probably. I told my husband I would like to be a bit more intentional with my projects, at this point. Maybe, not be so willy nilly with starting new little projects that keep growing. So, what did I do? I ordered a new pattern - geesh. just keep sewing. What keeps you quilting?