Needless to say the past 4 months have been a moderately radical change in processes I feel comfortable in. The good thing is growth occurs outside our comfort zone so I anticipate my abilities and experience to grow. I want to make sure I maintain the training position of leadership verses management. You manage time, commodities, and materials.....not people. Last week ended for me and from Friday of the previous week to this past Friday I worked no less than 74 hours. Needless to say I was exhausted and barely functioning by the weekend. Alot of sleep, and early sleep started Friday evening. I had to make a choice on relaxing...what to do. Video Gaming is another hobby of mine, but this weekend I opted to get some quilting done.
That all being said, Tish and I getting ready to release a pattern soon. I want so badly to post my first one of the Baby Quilt I did as well as the Lap Size that I completed to, but that is yet to come. I committed to ordering some plastic sleeves to use to put hard copy patterns in to sell at some local stores. I think Tish plans to release it on Craftsy first.
Speaking of patterns, I have been designing, hot and heavy. I have quite a few, and several that we may look at releasing depending on how well the soon to be released one sells. I decided several weekends ago to take a very simplistic pattern that I designed, and turn it into a weekend project. I completed the first one and asked for input on making it into a lap quilt, but got little to no response. So, I asked Tish and she said I should make it into a lap quilt so that is what I am doing. I got one (1) additional block and a third (of a third one) done. I had to do alot of HST. I was getting burned out with the process and took a break, thinking that HST are bad ideas. The worse part was to come with cutting and trimming. Needless to say I got all the HST done, but not the blocks.
This was an impromptu color palette for an impromptu project.
This is the measure of my current project. I have my Kaffe charm packs that will have a project to follow soon. I am anxious for it. I am debating on doing a Looking Glass 3.0 with it. If I do, I will have to buy one more charm pack. I had picked out another pattern, but I can't remember where I placed it, so it is yet to be decided.
Anyways, these are some other things I did in the past few months, mostly consisting of December and early January.
One of the color palettes for our soon to be launched pattern. I did two other versions also. I don't think this will or my other larger one will be the ones with the pattern when it is debuted. However, once it is released I will do a blog post with multiple pictures.
This post was much less about quilting and more about why I have not been around. I do try and read still, but my time is limited. Needless to say, I don't remember my first post nor when I completed my first quilt, but I am pretty sure I am coming up on the 1 year mark. I hope that Tish and I will be releasing more patterns and more on a regular basis. However, I know not what the future holds.
I am linking up with Mollie Sparkles Sunday Stash.
In closing, I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your quilting projects. Till next time....Time is finite and your most valuable resource...more valuable than any amount of money you can give a person....Money can be made, but when time is given, no more can be made....it is a gift of the highest value.