free motion quiltingJune 25, 2015
boutisJuly 15, 2015
Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
I’ve mentioned here before that many of the ideas for my blog entries come from other bloggers. I subscribe to quite a few blogs and receive daily or weekly updates from many of them. Leah Day, a phenomenal quilter, who wrote the 365 free motion designs blog, is one of them. She has added a few new threads to her blogging posts. Today her post was titled “You have permission to quit”. After listening to what she had to say in her youtube post, it got me thinking about some of the UFO’s I have accumulated. I can think of 2 that are unfinished because I do not like them anymore. One was so poorly written by the designer that every step of the way requires some sort of correction. Her math calculations were atrocious, and you can just imagine how that irks me, the retired math teacher. I don’t know that any of us needs anyone’s permission to quit a project, other than our own permission, but isn’t that the hardest one to get? As I’m thinking about that annoying project I just alluded to, I’m going to quit
using trying to use the designer’s plan and either redesign the remaining border or just finish what I have completed so far with no border at all. I love the spring paper pieced flowers in the center of the quilt, but I just want to be done with it. If you need anyone else’s permission to quit a project that is not pleasing you anymore, you now have Leah’s and mine as well. And if it’s really annoying you, you don’t have to go any further with the project at all, JUST QUIT IT!
Here’s a link to Leah’s video if you want to hear her take on this topic. Click here.