This morning I tipped over the edge into Obsessive Completion Disorder. I've been so good about working on my Album quilt in small amounts of time, moving it slowly towards the finish line; it's all about the process, and it's so much more important to enjoy sewing than to have a finished top. Last night I sewed till midnight, happily adding blocks to each other and thrilled with the progress I've made. I have 2/3 of the blocks joined into two sections, and I have to finish another 9 blocks to make a third section.
When I got up this morning I was Over It. I just want it finished and off the design wall. It had to happen, I get this way with most of my projects, and my patience is running out with this one. That doesn't mean I'll abandon it, instead I'll sew like a mad thing until it's Done, Done and Done.
I love the intensity of working with so many set-in seams, and it's crucial that they are correct or the top won't lie flat. Every time I press another one and it lies flat I feel wonderful. But I've been working on it for a long time, the end of the year is upon us and I want to make more progress on other UFOs. Time to swap persnickety, difficult patchwork for something mindless and quick.
We're off to the beach in a little while, after a customer drops a top off. I need some fresh air and exercise to counter all that sitting and sewing!