Last year I finished a lot of projects. This year I am trying to take my time, make things that are done well, even if it takes me a lot of time to finish. That is a bit antithetical to how I am wired. I want to get stuff done – written on the list and then quickly checked off. I cleared off a lot of WIPs last year to help me fight that impulse. But I have more than one lingering, so the urge still is there – to have a completely clean to do list save one precious project. *That* is when I will slow down, I promise myself.
I am making a quilt for my SD. I designed it with big, easy blocks so that I could highlight some favorite fabrics and get done quickly. I ended up disliking the quilt and disliking the process. I redesigned the quilt in my head to make it a lap quilt so it could be done quickly.
Luckily this weekend I rethought that. I added back a color (lime green) to the design and played with some “alternate gridwork”. I added some sawtooth stars and there is going to be a strip of sampler blocks.
I am now very excited about this quilt. It won’t be done for awhile, but when it is I will absolutely love it.