This is what my sewing area looks like with the monster quilt all ready for quilting. Everything that's usually behind or to the left of the sewing machine and the extension table has been moved. In fact, with the benefit of experience, everything that is usually under the (clear) extension table has also been moved, otherwise there is a chance that it will be jiggled out of position when I'm wrestling the quilt!
The border of meandering gave way to a border of oyster shells. Of course, I hadn't really thought through that although the patterns I was choosing were nice and simple, each round is considerable larger than the preceding one, so it is taking me longer than I'd thought to quilt it!
Outside the oyster shells I'm attempting a round of mixed feathers and meandering - all quite random! It really feels as though its been a long time since I've attempted feathers and they aren't the most beautiful of their type at the moment. I'm hoping that I'll improve as I go round, whilst still refusing to do any mark marking on the quilt so they are VERY freehand, if you know what I mean!
The same corner shown above from the back is shown here from the front too. It's not great quilting, but it feels great to be doing some after several months without quilting!
Of course, other life goes on, and I was struck by this 'tufted tartan' pattern at the weekend, observed at a local ploughing match. First furrows made perpendicular to last year's maize crop and judged before the competitors got back to work ploughing their sections with care (and sometimes careful measurements). Fascinating to watch, whether it was tractor, rotavator or horse ploughing.
I hope that you are getting inspiration from life around you too!