Is it anything like this?
First, I have to limit myself down to a half dozen choices. Too many choices and I’ll never be able to decide. It helps me limit my choices when I need a good bit of fabric because I just don’t have that many large pieces for things like sashing and borders.
Then, I lay them in the floor. Sorry the picture is so dark. But, laying them down and walking away is a good thing. It lets my mind clear and then, I can walk back in the room and see the choices with fresh eyes.
Sometimes it doesn’t work. Sometimes, I pick up all the choices and try again. Sometimes, I try a new set and then return to one of the originals. It’s hard making decisions, even unimportant ones, about quilting.
In this case, there was a pretty obvious choice.
The gold background pulls from the gold flower centers. And, the greens and reds are a close enough color match.
The lavender won’t work as the flower centers, though, like I thought it might yesterday. So, I’ve picked another red…something similar, but not too similar.
I didn’t intend for this quilt to take this long. I need to put it aside and work on something else for a little while. I didn’t intend to make another holiday quilt. I have two others started already. I’d rather finish one of them for this year’s quilt.
But, next time I come back to this satin stitch applique project, these decisions will have been made and I can proceed at a faster pace.
Or, I’ll change my mind and start over. You never know. Hey, I am a quilter, after all. I get to change my mind.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. We’re ordering a class ring this week. Sydney was focused on the wrong stuff, so I’ve tasked her with making a presentation…a sales pitch…to us for the ring she wants, including cost saving alternatives. She needs to be able to make a case, and while she looked at me like I’d just asked her to lay an egg when I brought it up, she’s really studying and preparing to sell us on a ring. Hopefully, she’ll have it by Christmas and a whole bunch of my shopping will be taken care of with a single check.