I decided on Australia Day to quilt most of the day, without interruption. And I did.
Mostly. I had a sewing table malfunction when the castor wheel for my overlocker return fell off and couldn't be screwed back in. It's now detached from my sewing table and is sitting in the naughty corner with a business card box "chock" until the home handyman can get to the hardware store to get thread repair.
First quilt on my agenda was the Kaffe Fassett diamond quilt I'd started in a class with him last year. I laid the remaining diamond on my spare bed, ready to sew into strips, and put the design wall back into action.
This is all I had done before I had lost interest in my last quilting session. Personally, I find piecing diamonds HARD. My brain just doesn't tend to work beyond straight horizontal and vertical lines.
Before I knew it my design wall was getting full.
I was finding new uses for washi tape as the width of the quilt moved past the boundaries of my design wall.
And by the time my shoulders started screaming at me to stop, I had this on the wall. I still have to sew the strips to each other, but I think this is great progress. It is going to be a massive quilt.
Since Australia Day I've sewed two more strips as time allows. I'm really loving this quilt. It's kind of turned into a spectacular thing and I'm not sure I'm worthy of it. But I'll get over it.
With my shoulders refusing to cooperate at the sewing table any longer, I moved to the sofa, where fortunately I could hand quilt while watching the tennis. I enjoy the slow process of quilting this quilt. During an insane/tired moment, during the fifth set between Murray and Djokovic at about 12.20 am, I thought I could perhaps finish this quilt in time for show and tell at the first guild meeting for 2012.
And then I remembered that I don't do deadlines any more.
It can wait until the March meeting. Or April.