I agree it is overwhelming. I have sewed all my life, but quilting is a different language on its own. I jumped in with one of the McCall's mystery quilts last year. They lead you through it with all the instructions. It turned out really pretty. Happy quilting.
I know just how you feel. I am new to quilting and it is very overwhelming. I started with a book called Your First Quilt Book (or it should be) by Carol Doak. I started with the table runner and it was a great project to start with. I made a practice one and then I made another for my daughter. I learned so much by dong this. Now I have started just making different blocks to get the technique down. My next project will be a lap quilt. The big quilts are just too overwhelming for me now. The smaller projects make it fun. You can make the table runner and then change the type of block you make. Good luck.
Looks beautiful though.
Thank you Fraew! It is people like you that continue to make me smile when I get the blahs. (((hugs))) to you!
Your work is fabulous...don't give up! Absolutely, self motifivation goes a long way but then you have us (thousands of us) to encourage you to keep going. You can do it!
When I first got interested in quilting, I would finish one before starting another. However, after buying several quilting video's, I now have a few UFO's.
Yes, machine manufactured. You can't get the fabric for that price, much less charge that much for something that took so long to cut out. They dont have a clue.
Make the den into your sewing room and the 20x20 into living room and *live with it*.. Put a curtain across the doorway or archway if you wish to hide it from visitors or just wave to the sewing room as you go by. It sounds like the house is a good size...
Alternative #2, use the *saferoom* for a sewing room, or most of the sewing stuff, put the sewing machine in the family room along with the computers and tvs... its for *living*.
You need to revise your calendar and daily to-do list to make some "me time" for your self. Not only are you a walking calendar but you are also a walking heart attack, nervous breakdown and several other stress related illnesses. Read the daily obits for a few days and pay attention to the ages of the deceased and listen to what people are saying about deaths of family members and friends. You will soon realize that more young people ( 25-55 ) are dying everyday from stress related illnesses. Look over your list and really think about the functions and tasks that are on it. What will happen if something doesn't get done or you decide not to attend an event? Remember that NO is not a four letter word so it's OK to use it. Learn to delegate household chores to other family members. Not only do you need to free up time for yourself, but free up time so you will be able to spend more quality time with your family. If you are married and/or have children, discuss this matter wih them. I think you will be surprised at their response and will find that they will be willing to help out more and give up a lot of things to be able to have more quality time with you. I wish you good health.
Stunning looks wonderful! I need to get into gear!
I managed to fix the photo, the first one I uploaded was super huge, lol.