Good Morning, Quilters!
Do YOU ever use quilting as a form of meditation?
I find the process of free motion quilting very calming at times, almost like a prayer or meditation. Lately, I notice my mind racing and my head spinning. Increasingly, I have been turning to quilting as a way to redirect my brain waves…
That is not to say that I’ve been very productive or focused.
Quilt Without a Plan
I have not been in the mood to tackle my big projects–the quilts that I should be doing. Instead, I prefer to just quilt for the sake of quilting.
For this quilt, I picked up a practice fat quarter. The sandwich already had some quilting on it. I began quilting and filling in the spaces. No thinking, just quilting.
More importantly, no judging.
More is Better
I didn’t worry about creating a plan. Instead, I focused on filling every area.
I listened to the hum of the machine, concentrating on keeping the sound at one even whirrrrrr……
While some areas worked better than others, there were a few happy accidents–including a motif that never occurred to me before–(next week’s Tuesday Tutorial!)
Process Over Product
The process is what is important when creating meditative quilts. The goal is to become so absorbed in the process that you don’t think about anything else–including judging the results.
What about YOU?
Do YOU ever get lost in your quilting?
Have YOU ever lost track of time while you are stitching?
Do YOU ever allow yourself to quilt for the sake of quilting?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Zen Quilter,
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