Monday, August 9, 2010
139 and Counting or When is Enough Enough??
As you may remember from previous posts last year, I started a new English paper piecing project using the simple shape of trapezoids. After doing the tumbling block quilt I said never - I mean - never again but nobody ever listens to me - even myself! So onto the trapezoids I went which make up little pinwheels. The nice thing about a project like this is that you can take it out and put it away whenever since its all done by hand. Over the school year, I did manage to get more of it done on and off. Still its been back in the box for a good six months now.
With Tessa going into a Young Writer's Workshop this week at a local university, I thought it would be nice to take it out and work on it while she was in class. Well. . . . once I took it out I realized that I had quite a few blocks - 139! Now is that enough?? Is more always more??? I don't know. I don't even know what value layout I want yet. I could lay them all out on my design board but it takes forever. My husband told me to design the quilt by using my EQ4 - but gosh never even reloaded that on my computer. Really the design has always been just a vague notion in my head anyways! Normally I would just pay Tessa to lay them out on the design board but this week she'll be way to busy with her writing!
So after some thought, I think I'll just keep making trapezoids into pinwheels this week and I - like Scarlett - will worry about it another day.