Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fox Grumbling

You know, sometimes thinking too much can get you into trouble.

It started because I thought there was too much space between the words "brown" and "fox." So I sewed them closer together. And I didn't want "The" to be too close to the big pink flower on the left, so I slid "The quick" over to the right. Then, if the dog was going to be UNDER the fox, and not too far to the left, I had to move the fox to the right. But then his nose was too close to the blue butterflies, so I had to move those. And of course I liked the bird on the flower. Then I liked the blue butterfly so much, I made another one, because it would look like the fox disturbed them by jumping. They have to come out of a flower, of course. And my friend thinks the dog should have a bone, but now she wants a snail too. And of course I think it needs more flowers. And it's a hell of a lot easier to lay stuff down on the floor without having to figure out how to the pices together. And if I centered the dog under the fox, there would be too much stuff on the LEFT side, and it would be too heavy. But the fox needs to have space to jump INTO, so there has to be space on the left, I mean right, (and yeah, wouldn't it be cool if there was the back end of a rabbit running into the bushes off to the side of the quilt.) And I'm gonna have to make more flowers to fill up the empty space, and if I want a flower to the left of the fox, under his tail, I'm gonna have to take something apart (for only the sixty-seventh thousand time), and I lost the green button I wanted to use as the fox's eye, and I have to get the ladder out to move stuff around on the design wall and every time I move stuff around, crap falls down behind the bookcase, and I have to take a picture so I remember what I want it to look like so I can sew it together, and I still have to make the row of brightly colored "dots" and of course I have to pack for my trip...

9 comments:

Deborah said...

lol too funny. When I think out loud like this Rob reminds me that I give my stuff away.

Judith said...

The quilt is lovely, but don't get too technical with it. Simple is best. Enjoy making it.

Susan said...

LOL. Sorry, but I lost it at "crap falls down behind the bookcase". That is so like what would happen here, it's too familiar. I'd end up wadding up the project and stuffing it under a cushion somewhere until my snit was over. :)

Good luck, I know you'll solve it, Lynne. I can sure understand the frustration, though.

KQuiltyBee said...

*smile* I love reading your posts.

Joyce said...

The pleasures of free piecing. The assembling is always the hardest part. It's like doing a jigsaw puzzle but you can make more pieces if you need them.

The Selvage Fairy said...

And aren't there at least six crisies you ned to solve at work before your trip?

Exuberant Color said...

Great quilts usually aren't fast and easy, and I think this one is GREAT!

Kucki68 said...

I love the idea of a snail on the dog's bone.

Megan said...

But Lynne - when it's finished and there's a been a passage of just a little bit of time, you'll be so chuffed with the quilt and the fact that you persevered until you were really pleased with it. You'll also be able to look back and reflect on what you learned along the way and how you can apply it to your next masterpiece.

I've learned that there's little joy or satisfaction in just getting a quilt finished when there's something about it that's bugging me. Then I just end up with a quilt that bugs me. But if I practise a bit of patience and apply myself to addressing the problems, I end up with a quilt that gives me joy, and it's certainly worth it.

I'm sure that you know this! So keep plugging away. We're all cheering you on.

Megan
Sydney, Australia