I’m still working on Peek.
Minimalism does not mean easy, people. I have learned that lesson in a big way. It takes a lot of work to make simple look interesting.
This week I quilted a whole lot of negative space. I wanted textural contrast between the white and orange in addition to the color– orange will be structured, with the white more organic.
I’m really crunching and trying to get this quilt done and photographed in time for the Quiltcon deadline on Sunday. I still have to bury a lot of threads and bind. But I’m also trying to be present for my family as we celebrated the youngest’s birthday yesterday and prepare for Thanksgiving. Plus, I don’t sew well when I’m stressed, so I’m trying to slow down and do it right. I’m getting better at compartmentalizing– when I’m sewing, I’m focused, and when it’s family time, it’s family time.
I started the hashtag #quiltlifebalance — what kinds of things in your life do you sacrifice for quilting, and when do you drop it all for your family? As with any kind of balance in life, it’s wobbly sometimes, but being aware of it helps things swing back when they veer too far to one side.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving, no matter where you are. I’m so thankful for this outlet and this community. Thank you for your company and your support.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.