Since joining Rossie and taking the Process Pledge I've been thinking about something I read somewhere and would like to share, and I've finally found it. Please don't think I'm preaching by the way, I'm just sharing these thoughts and some lovely photos I took on the (top to bottom) Lincolnshire Coast, Norfolk Broads and West Coast of Scotland.
This was in an article in Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine last June (Vol 17 No 12, June 2009) about money saving ideas and written by Frances Mintrom.
They might well be money saving ideas but, more importantly maybe, they may be sanity saving ideas!
"Join the slow revolution. Instead of making fast quilts, concentrate on the process. Take your time and enjoy the journey. We are always rushing to our next event or destination - slow down and enjoy the trip. Will the world fall apart if you don't make 25 or more quilts a year? This doesn't mean you must hand sew everything, just take your time.
Spend more time designing your quilt. Think about trying a design that's a little more difficult that what you'd usually make. This way you can expand your knowledge or concentrate on improving the quality of your workmanship.
Select a larger variety of fabrics. This means you can use all your small scraps. It also makes it easier to add more fabrics if you run out of any one print.
When you quilt, try to experiment with different quilting styles. Do your quilts have as much stitching as show quilts?"
So, I'm joining the slow revolution, just as soon as I've got a dinosaur quilt finished for mid-July!!