The primary purpose of vacation last week was skiing. I don’t ski and I don’t have any intention of ever skiing. I see 4 problems with it.
First, is all the gear. Getting ready to ski is waaaaaay too much work.
Second, the temperature. It turns out that it's really cold when you are skiing.
Third, the lift ride. There’s no way I’m getting on a swing to ride up a hill. I get queasy standing on a ladder.
Fourth, and most importantly, you ski. Downhill. On a slippery surface. Not this klutz.
Nope, Not for me.
So, what did I do all week? I relaxed, read books,, walked, shopped in the village and worked on quilting designs for a couple of quilts. It was quite a treat to be able to sit and focus on one thing for 2 or 3 hours. I just don’t give myself time to do that at home.
I have Electric Quilt and could do my quilt planning there but my preferred tools are a Sharpie pen, page protectors and photographs of the quilt.
Here’s the next quilt that will be loaded and my rudimentary quilting plan.
I actually started quilting this one at least a year ago, not long after I got my Innova. It’s a wall hanging. I did all of the SID work and some quilting in the orange areas.
Some really dense quilting. I like it but got stuck and couldn’t figure out what to do next. I zipped it off, folded it up and loaded Lura’s Chocie instead. It’s time to finish it now.
Here’s the basic skeleton of what I’m going to do. I needed a way to connect some elements and repeat a couple of motifs so I’m going to give this a try. It could be total gak but sine it's going to hang on my bedroom wall I don't really care. I want to experiment.
Of course I went through several other versions and page protectors before I settled on the one that I”m doing.
After I get the basic bones decided on I start to look at some of the specific motifs with some close up shots. I’m just starting on that part of the planning.
I’ll get the basic elements transferred to the quilt (hopefully) this week and get it loaded. It would be nice to get this one done before it’s time to go on another vacation!
I’ll not be posting tomorrow. I’m teaching the new Innova owners today and tomorrow. I’ll be back here Monday.