|I'm just too tired for any fancy photo-op'ing|
I finished my first flimsy of the year - my Daisy Days Farmhouse Four-Patch, which is a direct replica of Amy Smart's. She was even so kind as to put up a free pattern tutorial for it. Mine came out at 62 x 70.5 inches.
I have to wait for two quilts to be finished before I can put it on the frame - I'm really hoping to have this completely finished and on my reading chair for a Valentine's for myself.
And I've gone insane, surely, but I've picked up the gauntlet laid down by another 18 in 2018'er - In addition to my original list of 18 UFOs I want to finish/advance, I'm curious to see if I can put together 18 flimsies in the year. So this is the start of that list, and my first share of an accomplished item for that challenge.
18 Flimsies in 2018:
- Daisy Days Farmhouse Four-Patch
But I've also gotten over myself on a major step for me at the longarm. If you don't have one, you may not know some of the things that are incredibly difficult to control at first: anything on a diagonal. Anything at all. And fine detail work, including controlled small curves. Like quilting in S's and U's.
Turns out I hemmed and hawwed and put this part of the Sapphire Stars quilting off as long as possible for no real good reason. Given the right tool and super slow speed (thank you, stitch regulator!!) - it really wasn't that bad!
And yes, I honestly did repeat out loud while doing this: "The Force is with me; I am one with the Force. . . " And Leia bobbled her little head encouragingly. Must've worked. :)
Just goes to show us: Quit Being Afraid!!! Jump in and try whatever it is you're dragging your feet on!! The worst that could happen is you'd have to pick it out. Honestly, that's not so terrible, and you just might surprise yourself. You'll surely never develop a skill if you don't even try.
Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday
18 in 2018 - January