My astrological sign is Taurus. Am I bull headed? You bet. However, I prefer to think of myself as determined and possibly driven. My head is down, like a charging bull, focused on the next step and the step after that.
My determination is evident by the way I don’t start the next art before I finish the one I am currently working. I spent 100% of my studio time this week quilting the black diamonds and white surrounds on my 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilt. All that remains to be quilted is the white in the border. Then it is onto the binding, hanging sleeve and label.
But wait! Didn’t just I say I don’t start the next artwork before finishing the current one? That depends on your definition of start. I am always contemplating what I will turn my attention to next. All year I have been checking out what my fellow Rainbow Scrap Challengers have been working on in hopes of jump starting my own ideas for 2023.
Eventually, I settled on selecting a traditional block or two and turned to my library of quilting books. Several books focus on precision piecing something I love doing. Then, I stumbled upon Fantasy Flowers by Doreen Cronkite Burbank. I think, but am not certain, I have this book because of a deal that allowed me to get a free book. I have never used it. I’ve had it for nearly 30 years. The piecing would have been beyond me then. Not so now. I treated myself to a day of designing How Does Your Garden Grow on EQ 8 based on Fantasy Flowers.
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