Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Forks in the Road"

  This week, I have been working on a couple of quilts that a lady made for her two granddaughters.  They are fun, happy quilts with fun, happy colors...my favorite!  Each day that I quilt, I spend some time when I get up drinking my coffee and relaxing.  Then I go in and either look at the quilt, or press and load the back all the while thinking about what the quilt "wants" for its finishing look.  Usually, it doesn't take me long to decide what I want to do on the quilt, and then it is just a matter of taking that first deep breath and starting to stitch.  Occasionally, I start to second guess my choice about one pass into the design, but I never rip out what I have done based on that feeling alone.  My instincts are good, and I just trust that it will all work together in the best interest of the quilt.  I haven't regretted that yet.  Without fail, the more I quilt the better I like my choice.  This is not to say that I never think, "so and so would have looked nice too" on this quilt.  At the end of the day, it is simply a matter of choices.  Much like life, there is always a "fork in the road" so to speak when a decision must be made.  The choices are many, and few are necessarily "wrong" for the quilt.  Lots of patterns can enhance the design.  My philosophy is to make a decision and then do what I need to do to make it work.  Come to think of it, that's also the way I run my life...so far, so good.  :)