7.08.2013

Quilting & Expectation Management




I've been working on this scrap quilt for a while now.  Cutting out all of the tiny pieces is pretty tedious.  I finally finished cutting out the pieces today, and spent the afternoon arranging them into "granny squares".  Here is a link to the pattern if you want to get a better idea of what I'm talking about.  My best guess is I'm half way through now.  Quilting can be an overwhelming experience.  I have only made a few quilts, but I enjoy the experience a lot more when I spread the project out.  By this I mean that I work on it a little at a time or in afternoon spurts.  I often go weeks or months without touching a project, but I'm okay with that.  A tedious project can stay interesting and fun if you split it up and keep yourself from turning it into a chore.  This advice is coming from a person who takes roughly a year to make a quilt.  Just keep that in mind too.  




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