I love variety. The key: Piece a little. Quilt a little. Do you? I love variety of colors. And, I love designing. So, I’m in heaven working on opening the Hidden Star Retreat (check out HiddenStarretreat.com for more info). I thought it would be great to make a quilt out of the logo. In the beginning, I was going to make one and hang it. So, I got started.
As in most things, the first one took the longest. Designing quilts is my happy place. (I did use a pattern one time.) I calculate ending size…and block sizes and HST (Half square triangle) sizes, etc. I draw it out. I make a rotary cutting guide. I gather my fabrics. I spend hours cutting fabrics. Yes, measuring twice and cutting once.
I finished the first one and decided I really liked it.
I was really enthused! Which means I was motivated to start and finish a second one.
I was on a roll! My mind started thinking about how great it would be if I made one to fold across the foot of each bed. Wait…there are 12 beds! Well, no guts, no glory! I cut enough fabric, I thought, to make 3 or 4 more quilts. In reality, I have enough fabric cut to make 6-8 more! Is it weird? I like measuring and cutting. I piece a little and then I long arm quilt. And, I machine bind everything. I know. It’s not proper. The arthritis in my hands should grant me a waiver to hand binding.
Then the song, Pick a Little, from the play/movie The Music Man started swirling in my head. Remember it? “Pick a little. Talk a little. Cheep. Cheep. Cheep. Talk a little more.”That’s how I feel but I’ve changed the words….
“Piece a little. Quilt a little. Cheep. Cheep. Cheep. Quilt a little more!”