I've figured out how to visit blogland far more often. It's quite simple really, but took me a while to figure it out. I need to take lots of photos in the moments when I can and then not share them with you in one go like I usually do. It's about being less in a hurry to share all the news, save a wee bit back for later.
This same trick to hold back and not just rush in is what I need to learn with the quilt I'm making. I love seeing all the patterns and colours starting to work together so I get impatient to see it happen. I just end up getting bored too easily with all the chopping and trimming.
This time I had a stiff word with myself and took it steady and slow. I measured carefully and drew lines where I should cut (I just can't seem to work a rotary cutter so I gave up on that a long time ago - impatient again you see). After all the cutting I had 120 triangles that needed to find a partner triangle.
I played about for a bit and then in the end I cosied up by the fire with a pile of them on my lap and started pairing them off.
Once that was all done I took a deep breath and pinned them carefully before stitching them all together. Slowly the unstitched pile became smaller than the stitched pile.
Finally they were all done and in need of a good press.
Ironed flat, corners and threads trimmed my triangles have become squares once more. Now it's the exciting part next where I'll juggle all the pieces around like a jigsaw puzzle until I've found their perfect space.
Once the quilt top is finished I'll definately be handquilting this one. Machine stitching is too tidy for my taste with quilts. I much prefer colourful stitches that stand out and soften the quilt sandwich perfectly.