Thursday, March 10, 2011
Geisha Quilt--I got a jump start!
Last week I completed the tedious task of selecting and preparing fabric and choosing threads to be ready for the embroidery retreat that I am hosting next week. I did not want to be the only one not ready with a project. Prep work is the hardest and most dreaded part of doing a picture quilt. So, I had it all ready and it was just staring at me. I'd walk by and it was almost like it was calling to me to sit and start... Just one block. Well before I knew it, I had done the first block. Well, then you want to do the next one, just to see how it will look with the first one and so on, and so on... This is the first 4 blocks of the actual Geisha. There are 64 total blocks to this whole quilt. I'll still have plenty left when the girls come for the retreat, but ok, I've admitted it girls. I cheated and started without you. I am wondering now if I am the only one? My husband has been traveling this week and I needed something besides work to keep my attention. That is my excuse this week. He will be home tomorrow and I'll have to come up with some other excuse to keep moving. Looking forward to "retreat week" next week. Happy Sewing! Carole