Gail brought me her quilt top that was to be a gift for her husband. The top had a very masculine feel to it - and the thought of curves or swirls just didn't make sense. Originally, Gail and I decided (mostly because of my fear of SID) to do more straight line quilting in the boxy areas. Once I got going with the quilting, I realized that no matter what, I would need to SID around those boxes to make them stand out. I recall Judy Madsen (Green Fairy Quilts) talking about how she SID around everything - really???? everything?
But now I see why - and I held on tight to my ruler and went for it. Guess what?? It wasn't that frightening after all - and I love the result.
|Meandering around the motifs in the centre squares|
This wasn't the only "fear" I faced in the past while - but the other one had to do with paragliding off a cliff 6000 ft. above the sea somewhere in the southwest corner of Turkey . . . . and, no, I didn't do it . . . just sayin'!
Here's one of my travel companions facing her fears . . . and looking like she loves it!
Until next time - feet firmly planted - at the Little House!