Monday, October 13, 2008

Checking in, saying howdeedo!

My name is Colleen but I go by Mocha MonsterPants on my blog, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, with my dear husband and our two dogs, the original Mocha and her little brother Fudge. I've been quilting for 11 years now and have tried and tried to make perfect points, matched seams and flat tops, but this is not something I am mentally capable of, there is just no room left in my brain for the time and giving-a-wahoo-ness to pin every point and piece into place. I've come to the conclusion that life is too short, I enjoy having a finished quilt much more than I enjoy a perfect one, and now I am working on having fun, making things sturdy and forgetting about perfect. This is my first try at anything intentionally wonky, I really have been wonk-ifying my blocks to some degree for many years and really do feel much freer already. I am enjoying seeing what others are making and am looking forward to experimenting with all of you. I'd post a photo of a recent finish, but I'm at work (*ssshh!*) and I don't have photos available here. I'll try to remember to do so when I'm at home. (I've been out of commission the past 2 weeks with a nasty head cold, I sure hope you all don't get it!)


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Hi, Colleen, welcome to the class. Sorry to hear about the head cold - that's miserable. Wheee, sounds like a perfect time for you to be deliberately wonky - you're ready for it!

Deepa said...

Hi Colleen,
Thanks for leaving a comment and letting me know about you.Had to put it quite a bit of effort to reach this post of yours ;)
And thanks for the info about't know that.