It has been loaded onto the Megaquilter frame, taunting me, for more than a month now. The Farmer's Wife Quilt.
Maybe you remember this picture, from May of 2012 I think. It has been waiting for quilting action for a pretty long time.
The thing is, I'm not really that great at free-motion quilting. I have enough perfectionism that I put off starting because I know it won't be perfect and I'll be frustrated. But I bit the bullet today. I only had to pick out about 15 feathers. Feathers are supposed to be organic, anyway, right? And finished is better than perfect.
I do like machine quilting, but mine will never be professional quality. I know I'll never win blue ribbons at the fair. I'm just going to have fun and quilt each block the way I want it, and accept the wonky bits. I'll have to reposition it to quilt the other borders anyway. I envision a continuous feather border around the whole thing, and then little feathers in all the white triangles, and leafy fines in the sashing strips. If I do a bit every day, it will get done. The hardest part was starting.
I'll link this up to Design Wall Monday since my design wall is pretty static at the moment. I usually post my stash report this time too but there are no changes in that either.