Friday, December 13, 2013

taking steps

Piecing a quilt top is step three.
Or maybe step four.
Step one is the dream, the idea. This may include sketching and algebra. Ahhh, the joy of using both sides of the brain.
Step two involves cutting and sewing and pressing and cutting and sewing and pressing.
Step three is the assembling of the top including units or blocks, and sometimes sashing and borders.
This could go on indefinitely.
Step four is sandwiching and basting.
Step five is breaking down in a sweat, breathing into a bag, procrastinating and finally quilting the works.

1 comment:

Peg said...

I hear you - sometimes takes me weeks to months to get to step 5, after step 4 is done. Somehow all those first steps are easy, it's that quilting the quilt that causes the panic attacks!