Sunday, October 23, 2016

A new Challenge from VMQG

I took some time off, away from the computer.  It wasn't planned or anything but I felt that I needed a break to quiet my mind a little.  Sometimes I want to do so many things and I get overwhelmed.  I tend to want to walk faster than I can run.  Does it even make any sense?  I guess what I want to say is I have little patience.  I still have to take it easy and not do too much; doctor's order.  And that's driving me crazy.  There are so many things to do and many places to go.  So a little time off is good.

Last month our Valley MQG announced a challenge - 'Face your fear'.  I've been putting it off, but I have to face it, you know what I mean?  I looked inward and admitted that creepy things, like lizards and sn_kes, give me chill more than anything.  I don't even want to talk about them, but I had to start thinking about them which I hate to do.  I started by drawing some pictures on my note book.

I liked the one on the right and decided that I would do improv piecing.  I had made some improv background blocks a few months ago so now I just have to make my friend(?), right?  That was the plan.....  Here is what I came up with.

Does it look like it had been run over by a car?  My DH suggested that I add tire marks on the quilt.  Ha ha..funny!  I've not decided on the quilting design I'll do for this piece.  Will show it to you when I'm done.  Maybe I'll do a wall hanging piece, but it won't be hanging around here.  I know a few people who're crazy about creeping creatures.  Can't understand how and why....

I also got a few blocks done for the Covered in Love project.  Being a part of this project, even in a small way, makes me feel really good.

I'm not much of a list person but I found myself making one last week.  I was able to check couple more things off today and it gave me such a thrill.  There are still more things on the list, but I'm checking them off one by one.  I'm taking a 'Quilting with Walking Foot' class by Jacquie Gering next month.  I've been a fan of her work for some time now.  Got a few things to get ready before the class and I can't wait.

Have a great day!

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