None of us like being pushed out of our comfort zone. I am the worst. When we got instructions from our Loose Threads Guild leaders that we were going to do this Christmas Nine-Patch quilt, I thought, "Ya'll go right ahead. I'd just do some more big rectangle-strip-easy quilts." But no, we all did our versions of this quilt. I worked on it a little at a time for weeks. I was uninspired. Around the end of September, it started taking shape.
http://www.cottontreasures.com/ where Chantay Rhone quilted the pieced top and back together, I was glad I'd been pushed. I may have a few little Christmas projects, but basically my quilting projects are leaving the dining table, where they have been taking up space for months, and going back in the storage bins. Howard is glad. I'm sure they will come back out when the holidays are over.
(A Loose Threads Guild project, quilted by Chantay Rhone, and pieced by me.)