Here's more quilting on Brent's quilt:
Here's the thing: I love coffee, tea, chocolate, caramel, butterscotch--all the lovely colors in this quilt. Still, I find I can't quilt on it for very long without starting to get depressed, despite absolutely loving to quilt feathers. Back in the 60's when my parents separated, my mom had to get dishes, and we bought some gorgeous pottery ones in brown, with flowing lighter colors at the ages. A few months later we realized we were depressed at the end of a meal after eating off those dishes and managed to go out and buy lighter colored ones. So, I don't know if it's the colors or the memory of those dishes that give me the blues. I do find it interesting that some people absolutely love colors that I find very depressing.
Because of plummeting emotions, I decided it is wise to work on something I find very cheerful, and what could be more cheerful than rainbow colors...even if it's only the first three colors of the rainbow.
I realize it doesn't look very quilted, but since deciding only this morning that I needed something more cheerful to quilt so far all I've managed is the stabilizing.
And since I soon have to head into Albuquerque for one of my therapies, I won't get any more done until much later this afternoon, depending on how much energy I have left after the trip to town and my experiences there. I do have to save enough energy to head to choir practice this evening. I'm wondering if I'll ever get back to the point where I don't have to carefully budget energy expenditures--I certainly hope so!
Yes, I'm quilting both these quilts on my Necchi treadle--although for ease of transition between quilts, I'm thinking maybe I'll thread one machine for Brent's quilt and thread the one in the sewing room for the rainbow truncated quilt. (Guess I should come up with a name for the quilt while I'm at it!)I'm linking to some sites that have some really outstanding quilts posted this week:
Esther's WOW: WIPs on Wednesdays
Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday
Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday
and Connie Kresin's Quilting by the River (Be sure to check out Connie's posts about Missouri Star Quilt's grand opening in their new property as well as Connie's visit to Hickory Stick Quilts in Hannibal [yes, I've been there and loved that shop].)