Monday, May 09, 2011
Jane Austen quilt, part 7 - and the beat goes on ...
I was originally thinking that this was going to be a Great Ordeal, some arduous task, mind-numbingly boring. It turns out that I am only partially correct. :-)
It *is* repetitious. But as with all things that are this way, I get into a sort of Zen state of mind. I have a procedure .. a method .. a technique .. that breaks everything down into steps .. rather like painting the Golden Gate Bridge (to use a local comparison!). Looking at the task as a whole, it is daunting. But, broken down into its piece parts, it's quite manageable.
Even so, I find my mind wandering onto other projects that I could be working on or ones that I am thinking about working on. I find myself playing hooky on the Jane Austen quilt to work on other projects. :-)
Currently, it's long and skinny. There is a pieced border on the top & left sides. I'm working on the other two sides, as you can see by the gray strip of fabric in the top right corner. There will eventually be more borders on the sides only. The length is good; we just need more width.
You can see that the Oz Jelly Roll contains purple. The Jane Austen quilt is purple. I hope you are sensing a trend. :-)