I can’t help it

I could not help starting to quilt the baby quilt today. 


There’s something about me that makes it hard to focus on one thing for a long time.  And, the ditch work on the Indian Orange Peel is…unending. 


Actually, most of it is done, but what is left is tedious and takes a lot of concentration.  So, I needed the distraction of starting to quilt another quilt.  And, the baby quilt is mostly straight lines and a shape I haven’t traced yet.  But, I hope to cut my own plastic template…I’ll let you know how that goes and whether I lose a finger in the process.

I’m also spending some free time tracing pictures for the whole cloth quilt. 


I printed this photo and traced it.  And, after it was done, I realized it was too big.  The plan was to put it on the overhead projector.  But, if the whole house was blown up to the size of this tracing, it would be bigger than the fabric I plan to use.  So, I have to print it smaller and trace again so I can blow it up with the overhead and make it fit into the rest of the house. 

Perfection is such a pain, right? 

Anything worth doing is worth doing…was that right?  Or was it twice?  Either way, I usually end up doing it twice to get it right.

Have a great Thursday.  February is ending.  The state courts have declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.  Whoo-hoo.  It’s not over yet, but we’re gettting there.  Judge Garcia of the federal Western District of Texas wrote that by denying same-sex couples the right to marry, the state "[demeans] their dignity for no legitimate reason".  (BBC news)

Yeah, well, we knew that, but thanks for saying it.  By the way, is there ever a legitimate reason for the state to demean someone’s dignity?  Wait, shouldn’t everybody be worried about that possibility? 

Be well.  Lane


lw said...

I am so intrigued by your whole cloth/home quilt. Think it will be done in time for your wedding? (-;

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love that front door! Amazing! If you're using the overhead, can't you just move it back farther to make the bigger door fit in the smaller house?

My grandma always used to say, "A change is as good as a rest." Sometimes we just need a change in focus to be able to get back to something that is tedious and push through to the final goal. Both of your quilts are going to be amazing.

xo -E

Carla said...

Can't wait to see the process of making this whole cloth quilt and the end results