It was time.
I counted up all my Quilts Under Construction again. I haven’t actually done it since my QuiltCon lecture a year and a half ago. A lot has come and gone, mostly come since then.
So many metaphors come to mind but I find them all negative. And I don’t see this as negative at all. Every single quilt or project on this list represents creative action. It’s all about process. If all I cared about was a finished quilt I would go to the mall and buy one. Nope, I would rather make, getting lost in the process and the mess of creativity. It’s all awesome. All positive.
I divide my list into 3 categories: Being Quilted, Quilt Tops, and Blocks. Those categories work for me. Once I have something quilted I am usually quick to bind, so it would only go on a list to get crossed off within days. (Okay, there is a certain satisfaction in that.)
Orange and Servil
C’est La Vie (Improv Curve Sampler)
Single Fabric - Tula Pink Stripes (Mighty Lucky Quilting Club)
Giant Slab Hexagons (It is a completed top, I promise.)
Heather Ross Circles
Tie One On version of Lilla Quilt
Places I’ve Taught
Evil Genius Triangles
Kid’s Cloths/Gee’s Bend
X Plus Blocks
Screenprint Log Cabins
Pink and Black Broken Logs
Beach Grass II
Morning Make III
Bookof Negroes quilt
Pastel and Grey Slab
Whew! Biggest number yet. And I still love absolutely every project on this list. It just depends on the day for what I feel like doing. If I could function without sleep, tea, feeding my family, carrying on our family business, or generally anything else I could get a few of these further along. I’m good, though, making in the moments I can and doing all the other stuff too. You only ever make a quilt one stitch at a time.