Thursday, June 14, 2012

Above is how my day started Tuesday and this is what it looked like Wednesday morning, below.

Notice the difference, well for me it can be defined as several hours and a whole lot of frustration.  This One Block Wonder project that I started at a quilt retreat two years ago, another WIP that I knew I wanted to finish and no matter how I tried I couldn't get those Hexagon points to match.  Always my dilemma, my Virgo tendency I'm told is seeking perfection. Ah, what an elusive dream but I did hear on a quilting podcast that if you can't see it while riding a galloping horse a mile away then don't worry about it being perfect.  But in reality I'm the one looking at it everyday and sew with stitch ripper in hand I deconstructed those poor hexies, splitting them in half and lining them in rows and now they are pieced together and today I shall put on the border so am really excited to know I am closer to reducing the number of UFO's, woot, woot!

This is what is keeping me company while I've been ripping out my seams.  My favourite flower is the Gerbera Daisy and they are so cheap at our local Thrifty store that I treat myself to them quite often, it just make me smile when I look at it, how could you not.  Hope you have a quilty day filled with the beauty of fabric and flowers.


paulette said...

You must have fixed them in the picture because they look perfect!! I love that neutral look...calms down this block which I REALLY like! I can't wait to see this one in person!! She is a beauty!

Vicki said...

Oh, Kathy it is lovely! Can't wait to see the finish. Being a Virgo myself I understand but it is a handicapp. We are WAYYYY more critical of our own stuff than anyone else's and really should be our own best friend. Back to your wonder - Love It!

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Kris said...

Kathy - I LOVE that you are doing a stack n whack with similar colors!! I always though there had to be a lot of contrast to do a SnW!! I have some wonderful fabrics that will work just right now!! Thanks!!! The riding a galloping horse is a great thought - I think they look pretty good!! And your Flower is gorgeous!!