First off, let me say that I have never been so glad to be wrong about something. Telstra DID connect me to ADSL-2, and it IS working, and I am so relieved and happy about that. It is such a relief to be able to get my email and answer it, without my connection failing several times. And now I can watch YouTube videos, and download stuff, and upload lots of photos in my blogposts. Happy Happy. I still have to wade through 1500 emails that built up in my absence, but I'm getting through them slowly. What a coincidence that my Word of the Year was Connect; in the internet sense, I'm well connected.
I cleaned up my sewing room, packed away the madder scraps and fabric drawers, folded the quilt top and hung it on a clothes airer; I'm not ready to put it away in a drawer just yet, I love looking at it and admiring the colours. Also, I have to find a backing for it, so I'm leaving it out to remind me to do that.
An empty design wall makes me slightly delerious with all the possibilities; but I was strong willed, and faithfully put up all the Log Cabin blocks so that I could Work On Them. Make Some Progress!
But then I thought, hmmmm, maybe I don't want this to be a big quilt. I like the look of those 12 big blocks, just like they are. Maybe I want this to be two single bed quilts, with pieced borders; not the same borders, maybe squares on point for one, and triangles for another? So I was instantly paralysed with that decision, and needed to think on it some more.
To help me make up my mind, I cut up all my plaid material. Sigh......
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
I blame Accuquilt; the Go cutter made it so simple, I was hypnotised by how quickly the piles of FQs became piles of pieces. I didn't attempt to minimise the waste, or save anything precious; I just cut it all up.
All I wanted to do was feed more fabric through, and add to this snowstorm of triangles. The blocks are so cute though, I just had to make some, and then I went and cut up even more fabric.
If I can survive all this time without using the plaid I have, then I'll survive just fine without any plaid at all.