Wednesday, June 4, 2014
That little voice...
There are so many options to consider when making a quilt. Which block, what fabric, how many colors, what size...it's easy to spin out of control. (Not that this has ever happened to me personally! LOL) But you know what I mean, don't you? Sometimes there are just too many choices.
It starts out so simple. The little voice in my head sees a pattern and says...Oh yes, I will make that quilt! Then within the next nano-second the little voice says...but what if I used those fabrics I bought last week, it would change the whole feel of it? And what if I added an extra border? And what if swapped out those blocks and added a tiny bit of applique? And I need to make it bigger, much bigger, because I love big quilts!
Do you get the idea? That little voice in my head doesn't know when to shut up! (Is this TMI?) I wish I could install a 'mute' button on that little voice sometimes. I know, I know, there are pills for this sort of thing, but lets not go there okay? I love that little voice, she is my creativity at work, but she talks faster than I can quilt. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe you do but you are smart enough not to admit it. I understand. Truly I do.
Sometimes I write and sketch and get all those ideas down on paper and it helps. But sometimes I just feel overwhelmed that no matter how long I live, I will never be able to make all of the quilts I want to. So maybe the idea is to slow down and just choose the ones that I want to make the very most. That would involve more decisions...hmmm.
Enjoy every stitch!