So long to you ‘Grace’, my fickle friend and foe!
We had a relationship that started off so full of promise.
But alas, I can no longer deny the obvious: you
demand deserve more time than I have to give.
Ok – the simple truth is that after several years and a handful of well-intentioned efforts, I’m giving up on my mid-arm Grace Quilter. I’m letting go of the idea that I’ll ever become proficient at quilting on it. It just wasn’t meant to be!
|I used her for extra table top space…|
|…and for storing under, on and around.|
Instead, I’ve decided to play to my strengths. Each of us has our favorite part of the quilting process and for me it’s the creation of the image. I love choosing fabrics and arranging design elements. I enjoy putting it all together. I like piecing! And while I certainly appreciate beautiful quilting as an integral design element, it’s always been somewhat anxiety inducing to contemplate stitching on a successfully completed quilt top. Aargh!
In thinking on it, I considered that all of my 12″x12″ challenge quilts were done from start to finish on a home sewing machine. In fact, I’ve found that quilting smaller sized quilts with my Janome Horizon works just fine… and I can be okay with that!
Grace Q, we grew apart, you and I. These things happen. It’s not you – it’s me 😉