- My wonderful Cherrywoods in a tote
- A One Block Wonder waiting.
- Bonnie Hunter's mystery has all the parts done -- although I have no desire to work on it.
I wandered into the guest room where my Lollypop Tree blocks sit and unexpectedly decided that kind of color and process was just what I needed! I can't rush. I can cover up with a quilt if I'm chilly. I can stop whenever I need to. Each element is a "completion". I can work for five minutes or five hours if I want to. And -- the Australian Open was starting last weekend and this makes for a "quiet" way to watch tennis (or at least replays).
It was the right decision. It's been a good week and I have once again been reminded why I ordered this pattern within a week of happening upon it. Many of you have read about this journey in other posts and I'll spare you the details again. For those who are not familiar with Kim McLean and her marvelous patterns, here's a link to some eye candy that can take your breath away.
This quilt requires 16 blocks and each block takes me days to prep. I am not fast. The process I am using is not fast. I don't want to rush. I want to enjoy the process of choosing all the different fabrics, cutting them, prepping them, and gluing them. The color is just what the doctor ordered on a gloomy winter's day.
I have four stitched and one more prepped. Period. That's it. Right now it seems reasonable to think that I will spend a few days later this week prepping another block or two. Who knows what will seem reasonable later this week but for now, that's my plan and I'm sticking to it.
I hope you are working on something that has wonderful colors and the process is as much fun as the completion!