In Process

8 Nov

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I am working on a new quilt that is testing my desire to not use profanity around the kids. This thing has so many tiny pieces. I normally make fairly simple quilts because I want to be able to get them done in a timely fashion. Also, I feel like my time is worth more than a dollar or so per hour. If I make complicated patterns it takes so much time. The photo above is where I’m at as of now. These pieces are to be the centers of 15 blocks. I feel  like I am moving at a snails pace. Also, I have never had a pattern that required me to draw on each individual piece I cut out (I have a good million pieces here) to mark my sewing lines. As soon as I saw that, I knew I was in trouble.

Lizze just made a quilt for a friend of hers. It was a very simple 9-patch block, and she has realized that quilts don’t need to be complicated to be beautiful. Quilts are lovely all on their own without being fussy or difficult.

I can’t say how long this one will take me to complete. I may end up setting it aside until after the holidays. Maybe it isn’t the right time to work on this. My heart isn’t in it. I could force myself to get it done, but if my heart is somewhere else, the end result just isn’t the same. Does that happen to anyone else? I’m the type that has to be excited by a project. Maybe that’s weird. Either way, I’ve decided that flying geese blocks are not fun, and I will avoid them in the future. Unless it’s like having a child where you forget about the pain immediately upon seeing the beautiful end result to your labor of love. I hope that is the case.

Selina

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