Patience and Progress…..
I often find myself to be a person that wants instant results. All that “Patience is a virtue” crap is something our mothers said to us and it is something that we continue to tell our kids. When I start a sewing project, I want it done NOW and this would mean skipping the muslin sewing! definitely not a possibility, because the sewing police will bust into my house and demand to see my muslin for my ill-fitting garment (Muslins help you avoid ill-fitting garments)- which I wouldn’t be able to produce and this would lead to the seamSTRESS pokey and… well you get the picture! My latest project that I am working on is a quilt. It is not just any quilt, it is a cathedral quilt. And it happens to be my first quilt, real quilt that is. I chose this style, because it reminds me of the quilts I grew up with, handed down from my great-grandmother that my sister now has possession of. The colored fabric for the quilt was purchased off of Etsy from a shop called Swell Goods. Fitting don’t you think? Each vintage fat quarter came neatly pressed, folded, bundled and at one time was a bed sheet. I just love it when you order something off of Etsy and when it arrives it’s packaged in a very special way! Well, this is a sewing project that is going to take a lot of patience, which I intend to be pushing to the limit and at this point with nearly a week behind me I have enough done to use for a table runner. My intent is to have enough rows done by June to blanket an actual human. So as I continue to sew this massive undertaking, I will pick up other projects along the way to alleviate the boredom associated with sewing square, after square, after….. You get it… Stay tuned for further developments!