I finally stopped procrastinating and got back to machine quilting, AKA wrestling, my Tribute to Mrs Williams quilt. I really should have finished it by now but I kept putting it off due to the extreme heat and then I lost confidence.That sounds strange when I have quilted at least a thousand quilts but i usually do a quick meander on my short arm quilting machine. This one is being quilted on my Janome 6600 and I think my expectations were too high which lead to procrastination. Nothing kills productivity like the stress of perfection! I psyched myself up to "Just do It!and I think I'm back on track again.
Work and a few other things have been stressful of late so rather than face my fears with the machine quilting I've just taken time to relax with some hexagons I'd had sitting waiting for their turn in the rotation process. The hexagons are 1.25" along each side and I think this will most likely be a donation quilt. It's a great way to use up scraps and I love the peace of hand stitching.
Mrs Williams will be left to rest for a few days while I work nights and catch up on sleep. My sister gave me a lovely cup which says, "I wish I was still in bed" for my birthday. She knows me well! Working nights is harder physically but easier mentally (usually) and it does pay well for me to travel so all for the good.
Back in a few days.
Hugs, Jan Mac