This past week, I have been working on framing and adding to the "Beauty is You" panel that I had received for my birthday. Improvisational piecing is fun but not as easy as I had remembered. Maybe I found it more difficult because I was working from stash instead of scraps....
- What are my goals with my sewing? I am not sure if it is to learn new skills, to challenge myself, use up stash, to have gifts on hand for loved ones, to receive recognition, etc.... of course I do it because I love and enjoy it, but there is more to it than that.
- What kind of quilter am I? What is my style? I most aspire to be like Sarah Fielke - I love how she combines the most random fabric combinations and seems to make effortless masterpieces. But there are lots of times when sewing a bunch of charm squares together is quite satisfying too.
- How important is it to finish up UFO's? With time being so limited now, should I really dedicate myself to projects I don't care about?
- Should I consider making items to sell? It would be nice to put some money back into sewing and I think it would feel good to help our family save for a house, etc. But sometimes I check out Etsy and see people selling gorgeous baby quilts for a mere $100 or less, and I back away from the idea (are these people even covering the cost of materials?!)
- Why is it so important to make quick/easy items? Sometimes I want to tackle something more challenging, a project that would be completed over a long period of time. Like a giant spider-web quilt, or maybe something from Denyse Schmidt's new book..... But then I get scared of simply not having the space or the patience for something so big when life with 2 little ones is so crazy.
- What fabrics can I live without? I will admit to a hoarding tendency when it comes to fabric - some of the modern fabrics are just so gorgeous and unique, I have a hard time telling myself "no."