Just a couple of days ago I was having a think. I suddenly found myself with the perfect design concept for the new fabric that I bought. I drew up my plan and was ready to go.
First I found that I had less fabric than I needed. I modified my design to be smaller.
Next I found that I had less green than I needed. I modified my design to be browner.
Suddenly I found that the finished quilt was not the one I wanted at all…
This is not where I had wanted my frogs, fish and dragonflies to live.
The whole thing makes me feel… meh.
What will I do now?
My options are to unpick and salvage fabric OR buy more fabric and start again.
Is there a lesson to be learnt? Should I be a little less impulsive when an idea strikes. Should I try to develop the idea and plan better before I cut into fabric? Perhaps I should, but that’s not likely to happen. My impusivity success rate is pretty good. Most times I’m happy with what I make on a whim. Besides which, I need a few failures to remind me to be happy when I do manage to make a quilt that pleases me.
This quilt is now destined to be part of the backing for the quilt I originally wanted to make.
I hope the package of new fabric in the mail doesn’t take too long to get here…
You knew I wasn’t going to unpick, didn’t you?