I do not fancy myself a quilter. I’ve made three quilts from different patterns in order to see what the fuss was all about. It’s way too restrictive for me. Too balanced and predictable. Too similar to my accounting career.
I started this project with no plan and no attachment to the outcome. I am dedicated to re-training my right brain after a 25 year “left brain career” as a CPA.
Here is the non-process of the non-attachment.
I started with 7 Fat Halves from my stash. (a late night EBay shopping spree 2 years ago)
I studied them for about one hour while cleaning up my studio.
I dove in with an “Edward Scissor Hands” impersonation randomly cutting squares and rectangles in 1″ increments .(slight measuring here)
I sewed pieces together into blocks. No two blocks are the same size or pattern.
I cut the blocks randomly, trying to break up big swaths of any single fabric.
I flipped the cut pieces, sewing them back together and top stitched the seams.
I kept cutting and flipping and sewing until they looked good to me.
I sewed the blocks together. Still cutting and flipping all the way.
As larger pieces took shape I still didn’t know what it was going to be.
The fabric itself soon told me.
The final two large pieces were both long and narrow. I thought, “Wow, they look really close in size”. I held them up together and voila! Without having measured anything, they were exactly the same length.
An eerie, exciting feeling came over me.
My Muse was in the room.
With the two pieces sewn together, it’s a lap quilt. Still unmeasured.
I will take it to my favorite custom quilter. She can take it from here.
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