So, 2020 came and went and now nearly half of another year. To be honest, this new normal is not all fun and games. I don't like it but as I child I learned to cope with change because we moved frequently from one state to another as my father was an administrative engineer and changing locations was an opportunity to receive a pay increase and gain expertise. That being said, my method of coping is to keep busy with tasks and hobbies I enjoy. Knitting has taken a back seat as I have focused on free motion quilting.
Free motion quilting is meditative and hypnotic or like a runner's high or a zen moment or maybe an obsessive compulsive disorder. The steady hum of the machine is so soothing that the addiction of filling fabric with thread patterns is my drug of choice for easing tension and relaxing when the options for travelling and quilt shop hopping have been reduced.
Here are a few of my recent projects to learn the idiosyncrasies of new stationary longarm machine.
From a quilted fat quarter came 3 little baskets. The instructions for the 3 little baskets from a fat quarter are from a discontinued pattern by Christina Cameli. She has been offering an updated version for blog followers, 3 nesting baskets from a quilted half yard. The smallest basket in the current pdf is the same size as the one below: