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Art from the heart is a slow business [May. 16th, 2009|08:57 pm]
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I'm suffering from dropsie today - can't seem to stay awake Slept until 11, got up and did some stuff, had lunch, laid down to read around 2:30, almost immediately fell asleep, and was barely able to get myself to stay awake long enough to struggle out of bed around 5. I had dinner and chatted online for a bit and was about ready to give up and go back to bed when Ferrett suggested I spend a little time quilting.

I haven't spent nearly enough time at it recently, partially because I'm behind on projects that I need to get done and my sewing area is a mess, but I figured I could do a little.

I'm making a scrappy baby quilt for a baby who is turning 1 in June. I thought I might get the quilt done in time for her birthday, but I'm beginning to doubt it. I like scrap quilts in principle, like how much more texture there is in the fabrics, but oh my gods, cutting the pieces for it is ENDLESS. If I am making a quilt like the one I made for Amy, the limited color palette means that I can do some serious production cutting of pieces - I think I had all the fabrics cut in one long day of work. But with scrap quilting, you're cutting just a few squares from each fabric, so there is continual new pieces being handled, and an hour and a half of work yields a 3" pile of 3.5" squares.

Bleah. Time to sleep again.

[User Picture]From: ba1126
2009-05-17 01:26 am (UTC)
Can you work on it while watching something on TV? I find stuff like that is less tedious if I have a little distraction.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-17 11:59 am (UTC)
There's no TV in the sewing room, but I have a small DVD player that I could haul down there. Not a bad idea.
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[User Picture]From: zzzzsleep
2009-05-18 12:29 am (UTC)
Are you using scissors or a rotary cutter?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-18 03:01 am (UTC)
Rotary cutter. It's the only way to go!!!
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