The story never ends when the quilting magic begins
April 11, 2012
My husband is annoyed with me right now because of a quilt. It's a light annoyance, but still! He tries to be helpful when pressed for opinions. He never offers up unsolicited opinions.
When I have been able to sew the past week, I've been working on the Modern Bargello quilt. (Yes, I always work on everything but what needs to be finished.) I think I've chosen to work on it because it's a fairly easy quilt to sew after I've muddled through the fabric selection stage. I have Mary's pattern to follow. It's simple fabric squares and strips. I can sew for 20-30 minutes and finish a block or two. I have two sections finished and I've started on the third. Here is where M wanting to strangle me comes in...
M sometimes questions why I do something that aggravates me so and stresses me out. I'm not really aggravated or stressed out per se. I do agonize over my choices sometimes....now more than ever as I feel like time is running short for me to quilt as much as I want, accomplish my bucket list of quilts, and overcome some errors that I've made. I don't feel like I have time for do-overs.
Yes, I know-----craziness!
At the root of my problem, is that I continue to ignore my instincts or trust them. I push forward with things, turning a deaf ear to the voice telling me to go with that which makes me not twitch. I go ahead, but then I am so bothered by something that I have to fix it or I just abandon the project. I have given up trying not to be this way.
It took me a long time at the quilt shop to pick out the turquoise and green fabrics for the next two strips. I thought it was going to be the turquoise fabrics that were going to give me fits, but once I made peace with the lack of dramatic contrast between fabrics 2 and 3, I was fine. I finished that section a couple of days ago.
I'm not liking the way I ordered my green fabrics. I don't know if I mixed the first two up from the way I had them ordered when I chose them or if the fabrics look different cut into the blocks. When I cut them, I was bothered. I didn't let that stop me, though. UGH! I sewed the largest block. I sewed the next two smaller blocks even though I was bothered. Darn it! I stopped for the night and since then have been trying to talk myself into leaving the section the way it is and not switching the fabrics....basically starting this section over.
I mentioned it to M this morning and he just rolled his eyes at me. He can't SEE what I'm seeing and certainly can't understand why I'm bothered. He does, however, know me well enough that I'll be fixing things.
I will be redoing the green blocks. I will be switching the large square and next smaller square fabrics with each other. I will be less bothered.
My name is Shannon. I'm a Twilight Quilter. My story isn't unique. Twilight fans around the globe have found ways to express their love for the books in many creative endeavors. I happen to love quilting so that is my chosen medium.
Once a member of the group that made the award winning Twilight Quilt for Stephenie Meyer, I am now on my own.
Join me as I am inspired to quilt Twilight.
I don't mind if you say I'm obsessed!
For more of my personal story, please visit my page.
I am not affiliated with Stephenie Meyer, but I'd like to be.
I have no association with any other Twilight quilting or craft groups at this time, nor do I want to be.
No infringement of any kind is intended.
All of the blocks and quilts must be directly credited to the creative genius that is Stephenie Meyer. I cannot in good faith take sole credit for any of the blocks or quilts because they are directly inspired by her written word. It is only my good fortune that I have such amazing material from which to channel my creativity.