It seems the train analogy of getting back on track is running through my head a lot. I was literally derailed on Duchess Reigns and had to roll her up and stuff her in a corner for 6 weeks, promising myself I'd find the time to finish outlining the lion / feather section later.
|Can you tell what has been quilted with regular thread and what hasn't? I sure can't!|
I can't count the number of times I've had to flip her over to the back to check the stitches. What is secured? What spaces aren't secured? Argh!
I guess it's just generally good advice to not stop in the smack middle of a section. If you have to stop a project, complete an entire step before rolling it up and putting it away. Don't leave it half stitched in a confusing mess of water soluble thread and pen marks.
But returning to this project is exactly what I want right now. 4 years ago I was finishing up on the original Duchess, stitching on miles of lace and thousands of beads by hand. This quilt will likely take much longer to complete. I have many miles of thread yet to quilt over surface. I haven't even reached the filling stage yet!
So here's to long projects in the depth of winter, with snow actually on the ground (amazing for my area of NC). While I've definitely gotten off track and will suffer a slow restart, ultimately there's nothing I'd rather be quilting right now.
Now what have you picked up to work on / finish this week?
Let's go quilt,
P.S - I spy with my little eye....a new machine! Details coming soon!