Monday, August 20, 2007

Roadblock

Do you have something to help when you hit a slump or roadblock? It seems to take me FOREVER to either get up enough courage to keep going..or figure out a solution. Here is my latest roadblock:

I had pieced a HAD quilt from Judy's blog. I even loaded it on the frame. I had not however ,quilted in a long time...I was RUSTY. My friend came over and she is a new machine quilter. We both wanted to try this new panto I had gotten. To make a long story short, I was not happy with our attempts..EITHER OF US. Since this is destined to be a QOV, it was suggested that I just keep going...after all it is going to charity. I must be a closet perfectionist...I just cannot do a great job piecing and then do a Cr---- job quilting it. What do you think?


Here is a picture of the quilting I plan to pick out ....







and here is a bit farther on...when I seem to have a better hand...






How do you get over a roadblock? I hope mine is DONE!



I had been looking for something to roll my sewing machine and supplies in when I go to class or Lunch Bunch. Poking around Home Depot (my 2nd fav place after quilt shops off all shapes and sizes), I saw a tool box...the bottom section was just open storage, with a top tool box for supplies. It WOULD have been just right...EXCEPT..the bottom section was not large enough for my Bernina. :::sigh::::
Here is my solution: I found a foldable crate on wheels. It is large enought for my sewing machine and supplies. On top , goes a lid so I can put a bag or basket with everything else. I have used the HECK out of it already!







My youngest son put his TV and Playstation in it to drag it around while we were on vacation. I would like to KISS the person who put wheels on EVERYTHING.

ps that is the back end of Rookie..the weird lab...

2 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Did the crate on wheels thingy come from Home Depot or an office supply store? I've been know to unstitch half a quilt before.

Mary said...

Did you pick out the quilting? I see what you're talking about but you did get better. I probably would leave it in myself because once the quilt is washed, it would be hard to see the little wobbles.