|Another new mess|
Ping! Ping! Ping! Thoughts zip into my brain at lightening-like speeds and deliciously colorful visuals smack around in my head, bouncing off one another and igniting exciting ideas; my pencil and notebook always at the ready.
I know, I know - "one at a time." But is there anyone who can hold themselves happily to creating just one thing at a time when your brain is churning out so many lovely fabric dreams and desires??
Very recently I began making a mess with a little something I have been itching to get going on for about a year. Made up my mind which one of two ways to construct it, then stared at the model for this wonderful 'thing' for an additional two months! The whole while I debated my sanity for even considering it.
The undertaking of cutting well over 16,000 one-inch squares has only just become daunting, and I haven't even finished laying out the first 100, yet! However, the prospect of sewing all those 16,000++ squares is now sinking in, and while I am terrified at the thought of devoting so much time to it all, I am confident and eager, too.
Being crazy has its advantages. ;)
There is a lot of math I could throw at you, but I won't.
Somehow, to my crazy brain, this second thought seems much more palatable and satisfying - never mind the unreasonable and insane aspects!
I mean, who wants to plan on taking more than a year to start and finish a quilt? Just because we allow this to happen on a fairly regular basis (thereby creating a pile of UFOs as a quilter's gold standard), doesn't mean we should plan on it! Does it?
Lots of questions. Lots of what-ifs and maybes. Lots more piecing ahead, but even more fussy cutting in my immediate future.
More in a while, right now I need to make lots more mess.