January I get nuts. I want to do everything. I want to make everything. So my wise sister said "Focus." This is my attempt to focus.
little happy quilt of exclamation points designed by the current Chicago Modern Quilt Guild president Laura McDowell Hopper. Laura designed this block to be paper pieced but I just pieced and now have 28 blocks.
While starting new projects and putting fabrics away, I came across this quilt. Years ago I was trying to learn to free-motion quilt. And this was my practice piece. It's maybe half quilted, and I realized two things. One: I don't like doing free-motion quilting. Buddy Wayne is a genius at it and tried to coach me through. But I am not happy doing it. Two: I realized how much I didn't like the tension of the machine I was using. So I just put it away. I do think it is pretty, and it's a good size, maybe 70" square. So I am adding some stitches with No 8 Perle cotton and will then bind it. I think it might belong in my sister's house.