several weeks ago, i had full intentions on working with my sugar loaf quilt and get those borders sewn together and on. i truly looked forward to it and diligently counted down the days until i could turn on the machine and have at it. yet, here i am, 3 days into my break, and i haven’t even touched the quilt yet.
all summer year, my brain has been niggling me about something…something that i didn’t want to think about. i tried hard to shove it back further into the gray matter, but it is persistent. i knew that if i pulled it out and gave it what it wanted (center stage), i’d end up in a hyperventilating heap on the floor…so that was out. while weighing my options (or hiding from it…however you want to look at it), a quilt was born. i was unaware of this surprise delivery until just a few weeks ago, when it just plopped onto my lap out of the blue.
at first, i reprimanded myself for letting my mind wander. at the time, i had 20 chapters of pharmaceutical drugs (including all of their side-effect and how to administer them) to cram into my head in a week. i didn’t have time to be thinking about quilts! it was a persistent little bugger and kept nagging away at me.
as you can see, i caved. the center is already all put together and now i’m working on one of the borders…the stone tree border. yes, a stone tree.
i can’t tell you, at this point, what the other borders will look like, or if there will even be any more. me, the planner extraordinaire, and i haven’t got a clue. that’s how this quilt has gone from day 1 though. i pull together the jumbled, niggling thoughts in my head (that are screaming at this point), and sew. and even though those thoughts have a theme, they are different each day…heck, each minute.
that’s the best way i can explain it right now since i’m still working it out..or rather, working through it. for now, just know that my stones grow on trees. 😉