Last month I worked on a show piece, more apply said, I struggled through a show piece. It was finished, it is off to HMQS, but the difficulties linger in my mind. I knew I needed to spend more time working at that level of quilting. More time means scheduling more time, not just saying I need to take some time to do….. Does this sound familiar? I scheduled the time and came up with the parameters. Here is the plan:
One week each month just for my projects, the space is already blocked out on my calender for the next 4 months. One whole cloth design each month, 9 by the end of the year. Each project will be drafted out 18″ square, something I can quilt in a day. Use only nice cotton sateen’s, try the Radiance eventually. Those are the basic rules and now that it is written for all the world to see I am going to stick with it!
I am a paper and pencil kind of gal so I start with a square, marked in centers and quarters and then start dividing up the space.
I used cotton sateen, wool and cotton batt, bottom line thread. Subsequent pictures show the process.
Basic scribbles including notes about arc sizes and distances where I need to mark.
Quilt top marked and ready to go: