Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Running Man

I'm home for a bit and I'm hoping to focus only on sewing.  It's so easy to let paperwork and other distractions get in the way of studio time. That means leaving the phone on the floor below so it's not tempting to check it.  It means limiting email to three 30 minute sessions, morning, noon, evening.  It's time to focus.  It also means picking one project and sustaining through to a finish.  That is not my forte when my head is swimming with ideas.

On the design wall right now is "The Running Man" quilt.  This piece is inspired by my husband.  I've tweaked the position of the prints to death and now I'm committing to the design and sewing it together.


I will say I don't need any more practice sewing and pressing LONG straight lines.  I'm pretty happy with how straight everything is staying.


Just in case you're interested, on Tuesday I'll be doing this Webinar for the MQG.  If you're still confused about how to identify a modern quilt, be sure to join me.  MQG members, sign up on the community site. See you there!





22 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

Love the running man! How do you keep the lines so straight when you are sewing? do you have a miracle trick?

Paige said...

I love this! It's unique and playful!

Jan said...

I love this! My hubs did triathlons for many years, so he was a running man for sure.

Kat said...

I love your running man! Will you be making it into a pattern? I've started running and would love to make one!!

liz said...

I, too, am loving your running man. i think it would be a popular pattern.

mascanlon said...

Running man speaks to a lot of us these days...some for fun and some for so much to do!!

S Staum said...

Am looking forward to your Webinar, Jacquie. Our quilt is struggling some with keeping the focus on the modern part of being a modern quilt guild. Can't wait to hear your take on it all!
Love your running man, too!

jennifer said...

This is going to be such a great quilt! So creative! Can't wait to see it finished.

Pam said...

I love this! Such simplicity says it all!

patty a. said...

What a great idea with the running man quilt! Very cool! I won't get near a computer to listen in to the web cast. Will it be recorded so I can go and view it later?

Pat said...

Love the new quilt. I'll have to figure out how to get logged in for the webinar.

Charlotta said...

I, too, am saying: pattern for running man, please? Both of the names I have for Christmas are runners! Not that I could probably finish anything in time, but it is a great idea and you've made it look perfect! Can't wait to see it as it progresses.
When I do long straight seams, the only trick I know is to start from opposite ends of the project every other time, any other trick would be much appreciated.

Alli said...

Whooooah, that's so cool! So, so cool! :)

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Your running man quilt is very cool. I love the simplicity of it but I bet that is was pretty darned complex to put together.

Duluth Girl said...

I am glad you showed a close up photo of the fabric. That number fabric is perfect! Can't wait to hear your presentation on the 30th.

Jennifer Stutheit said...

Cool idea for a quilt! Go Royals!

Michele said...

That is going to turn out really awesome. And yeah for you for setting limits on the electronics. I know of some people that are on them all day long and seem to miss out on so much else there is to see and do.

Jodi said...

I enjoyed the webinar last night, Jacquie! Very informative and fun. Gorgeous quilts, too. I missed the first 15 minutes though. Is it possible to watch it again?

ann casey said...

That running man is amazing! It looks like a wonderfully happy quilt- a bit of a change from some of the Chicago ones. Hope you're loving being back in Kansas. Those hexagon/stitch and flip quilts are still appearing at show and tell here in Newfoundland, and they look wonderful. Thanks for visiting.

Ginny said...

I Love Running Man, so simple (not - I am sure) but such a statement! I guess clean is a better word - not cluttered; modern, I am blathering on, anyway it "grabbed me" right a way!

Claudia said...

Lovely running man and of course I had somebody come directly to my mind when I saw it. A pattern would be highly appreciated.

WesternWilson said...

It is lovely, indeed. But how on earth do you sew the strips such that they stay straight and do not bow? Would appreciate a word or two on that!