I haven’t reached the finish line on any of my current projects, but I am making progress, and that is enough to celebrate sometimes! Especially when we look ahead to the busy holiday season, pauses are necessary to reflect and be present in the moment.
Gathering with friends is certainly a celebration! I am thankful that I connected with some local quilters last year and set up a monthly sewing date. We call ourselves the Northwest Valley Rippers, in the spirit of embracing mistakes and time with the seam ripper as part of the process.
This month, I devoted my time to work on paper piecing. I am nearing completion of the Judy Neimeyer pattern, Dragon Star.
Here are segments of the outer border. I am a little intimidated by those curves, but I have expert help nearby when I get to that phase. One step at a time!
At the Longarm
I loaded up the Strike Through quilt, but I still have one more row of quilting to complete. This week’s mantra is definitely progress over perfection! There never seems to be enough time to do all the fun things I enjoy.
And I really do enjoy my time at the longarm 🙂 Although I can imagine many fun custom free motion quilting designs for this pattern, I decided to use one of my favorite pantographs – Patriot by Urban Elementz.
And since the pantograph is set up, this design might work for a project that got set aside last year (see the blog post here). Yay for making progress on old UFOs!!
What have you been working on? I enjoy seeing such a beautiful variety of quilt projects. Thank you for sharing each week.
I hope you all have another week full of love, laughter and lots of stitching time!