October's UFO is basted and it is now taunting me! It is saying "just do an all-over stipple design...fans are too hard to free motion". Sometimes my mind wanders to easier UFO's I could work on and put this one back in the closet! I fall asleep at night wondering how I will handle all the bulk of the quilt in the harp of my sewing machine if I move from one side of the quilt to the other.
So then I got to thinking that hand quilting fans would be much easier and I even got out a marking stencil that Julie sent me a while ago to see if that could entice me to hand quilt. But I know it will take me 20 years to finish and I already have a hand quilting project on the go that I have been working on for more than 10 years, so I put the stencil away again.
Then I distract myself with cleaning up my sewing area (you know it's bad when I'm cleaning!) and then started organizing bobbins, which are mostly empty from using up bits of thread for my crumb blocks. I wound up 5 bobbins this weekend to be prepared for the moment when my motivation arrives and my courage is high....which hopefully will be any day now!