So what have I been postponing? I've been postponing machine quilting Crossing the Pond. I had decided to send it out to a professional and have them quilt it......but I waited too long to make that decision, and the person I wanted to quilt it wasn't available in the timeframe that I needed it.
I've been machine quilting since 2006, the year I bought my no frills long arm. For some reason, quilting this quilt scared the bejeebers out of me. It's big, it's complicated, it has a lot of white space, and I couldn't figure out what to do.
I put on my big girl panties and tried to figure out something......because.....I have to ship this quilt to France for her photoshoot for QuiltMania magazine the 3rd week of February.
Snow day #1 - Friday, January 22nd. I'm looking down at the house from the garage.
And, of course, I waited until the WORST possible time to start quilting it up in the garage. This week is going to be a snowmageddon week here in the mountains. The snow started yesterday, and should continue for 6 days! I added up all of the potential inches of snow that we are supposed to receive, and it's almost up to 3 feet! Chances are we will loose power, and I'll have to run a heavy duty extension cord up to the garage to connect me to the generator. Not to mention, it is supposed to drop into the low 20's tomorrow.
So when you see this quilt in the May/June issue of QuiltMania magazine......think snow! I'll try to post pictures of my progress throughout the week if we don't loose our Internet connection.
My goal this week is to discover if I can machine quilt with frostbitten fingers. My new mantra is, do not Procrastinate, do no Procrastinate, do not Procrastinate, do not Procrastinate.