Sunday, April 9, 2017

A Big Decision...Well, Sort of....


Hi there! I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Here's a photo Hubby took of me last week at my sewing machine. That particular day was very warm - shorts weather! This is my 'look' on a typical day. No make up (due to Rodan and Fields having worked it's magic on my skin!), hair has dried naturally in it's haphazard, curly way, and shorts/t-shirt for my outfit.

I continued my quest yesterday...that weird gravitational pull drew me yet again....to the Rowdy Flat Library Quilt. I'm both sick of it and mesmerized by it at the same time. How can that be?

As I continued to appliqué those tiny flowers and butterflies yesterday, I came to an important decision. Okay, not so important in the big scheme of life and jobs and wars and politics. But important to just me.

I do want to continue this obsession with the quilt. BUT, I'm not fond of the how I'm doing it. The fabric. It's a gorgeous line, don't get me wrong. BUT, I'm just not feeling it for this quilt.

And so, now that I'm almost finished with Block 1, I plan to start completely over again. Yup. This block will become a pillow, me thinks. It will be nice in our bedroom. And then I'll start the quilt over again, still using the dark gray Grunge fabric for my background, but using brighter, happier fabrics for all the appliqué.

I'd been fighting this feeling for a bit. The thought of starting completely over makes me a bit nauseous. BUT, I know it's the right thing to do or else I couldn't and wouldn't be as happy working on the quilt in the future. It's all about the journey - and the journey will continue in a brighter way!

Will I finish my first run at Block 1 today? Maybe...we're taking a little road trip, so we'll see.

Have a wonderful day!

3 comments:

  1. One thing that I have learned over the years is to be 100% happy with your project. I have stopped on a project before and repurposed it into something else. It will niggle at you until you re-do. You've also "warmed up" to all that appliqué and I am sure the second block will be easier and faster. Enjoy the happy lighter colors.

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  2. You look just fine to me, nice and comfortable, hair looks good too. Good luck with the block.

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  3. I wondered about that block - just didn't seem you after Bliss and others. You look so young and carefree. Hope you had a lovely ride.

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