This past week I finally had the urge to go back to my Splendid Sampler quilts. I pulled out Splendid C, and was amazed to complete a quilting plan for it in about 30 minutes! I was excited, and motivated enough to put it on my project listing for this week.
I was so pleased, because when I last looked at it I had no idea of what to do with it. Not one square called to me, so I put it away, knowing that eventually I would have an idea, but there was no point in forcing something that just wasn’t there.
Quilting is a big challenge for me; I am much more comfortable with a plan (provided is even better), and I struggle with this part of the creative process until said plan is outlined. Once it is, barring mechanical difficulties, I can usually get a lap quilt done is just a few sessions…but until then, not a pretty sight!
This also fits in nicely with my desire to clean up my sewing room a bit, so I have more planning space. Right now, my cutting table doubles as my desk, so it would be nice to clear out that pile of batting, border and binding fabric so I have a small desk space. My goal is to finish Splendid C by July 4th so I can send it off to its new owner, and give myself some more work space.😄