Next option. I tried to find my graph paper (why is this stuff always so allusive when you need it?), and instead only found my tracing paper. I roughly gridded that out and then drew what I wanted to put into the quilt onto that. I think we have a winner. Next: Muscle memory.
I'll trace the design out a dozen or so times to get the movements into my head before laying down the thread. The last thing I want to do is pick out a whole motif because I failed to plan.
By this time it was starting to get dark outside, Jim was in for the night, and I knew once I began quilting I wouldn't want to stop. You know, it's that zen place you get into while doing something you really, really enjoy.
I opted to shut DW down for the night so I could solely focus on the quilting today. While scooting around DW and putting him to bed for the evening, I noticed that the situation below was getting way out of control!
|Messy, messy, messy!|
|My next quilt project|
Once I get her quilt done, I can continue on with more blocks to eventually get into a full size quilt as the pattern suggests. It's not like I'm lacking any scraps here and perhaps the little cabinet/shelves above will stop throwing up fabric all over the floor by the time I've finished.