Hello Friends, it sure was nice being able to ship out another quilt — albeit I had 45 minutes to pack the quilt, make a mad dash to the Post Office, and in time to pick up Miss Baby from school. But at least it is on its way to the editor.
I tried out a new allover quilting motif on Calm Assurance. It is not my original. I think it is one done by Patsy Thompson although I am not certain. This motif has LOTS of movement, and turned out to be perfect for a very geometric quilt. But it took my little pea brain quite a bit to figure out moving one cluster of “Palm Tree Leaves in a Monsoon” (that’s what this motif reminds me of) to the next. And here I am, calling the quilt Calm Assurance. HA!
A few weeks ago, Miss Baby music teacher impressed upon her that a teacher should always still be learning and practicing. It resonated with me because I believe a quilting person is one who keeps on learning as well. My thoughts on that are sprinkled here in this post. My Palm Tree Leaves in a Monsoon can use to improve, I think — and I can’t wait to quilt the motif on another quilt to fine tune my stitching path, my swirl curvature etc. And there’s another thing Miss Baby’s music teacher stresses – to perfect the basics, and THEN one can build on the basics! He cannot be more right than that!
I hope you are doing just that, my dear quilting friends! Thank you for stopping by. I shall catch up with you later.