The silhouette of impatience.
With sewing, I'm often impatient. I get that creative spark and then I'm FLYING to the finish. Perhaps it's because I LOVE the quilting step (which is sadly, the second to last one). Usually when I start pulling fabric for a quilt, I'm already dreaming of how I'll quilt it. Such is the curse (and blessing) of the determined and passionate domestic machine quilter (and I'm sure the same kind of thing for all you longarmers out there!).
Sometimes, I have patience with a project. I always marvel at how I'll let a huge project sit for months or years when I was once so enthusiastic about it. Then I think about my AMH Medallion Quilt and why I let it sit in time out for a couple of years, and think, ohhhhh yes, that was necessary. Time out is good.
Too much to decide in April 2014...
...resulted in this, March 2016. Still happily gracing our bed!
Right now, I'm working on a quilt that is much more time consuming than I expected. I chose to participate because I wanted to work on a project this summer that didn't involve much thinking. I got that! But it does involve hours of pinning, hours of pressing, and hours of ruler work. Three things I avoid when possible (actually, I love pressing, but hours of it - not so much). But that's okay.
I've approached this project the only way I know how: splitting it up and doing just a little every day I sew. Re-watching all of Mozart In The Jungle works well, too (an amazing achievement by Amazon Prime, in case you've never tried it! Just passing along the info!).
So, two questions for you: 1. What are your strategies for time-consuming projects with deadlines? 2. Who else loves Mozart in the Jungle? :)