I have been sewing and crafting for a while. I don’t usually work from any official instruction. I just find the info I need as I need it and hope for the best. It is certainly an interesting way to live a creative life.
So after languishing between knitting projects, and feeling lame for not finishing my Sketchbook Project, I was looking for something HARD. Something to challenge and also clear out my randomly acquired fabric stash. I’d always wanted to make a quilt. I really meant to keep it simple. I swear!
I saw some awesome quilts made in zigs and zags and hundreds of half square triangles. HOTT and modern. It seemed like simple geometry. Namely, these:
After counting hundreds of little squares I took the piles of fabric from underneath my desk and started painstakingly cutting it into strips. Then the strips into squares. I do some further google searching and Lo! Half Square Triangles are super hard! Now you tell me! They never come out the size you hope for. One should really cut larger and then trim it all up. So I measure what I have. Sure enough, THEY ARE ALL TOO SMALL!!!!!!!
Hey, I don’t give up (except sometimes when I get sidetracked by new projects so as to provide a convenient excuse to work on something new). Here’s my plan:
No really, it’s fine. I have a very Wabi Sabi view about crafting. I love the imperfections in my personal work. I don’t want things to look ugly, but hey, I am not a professional, nor a machine. I like to challenge myself. And that usually ends up meaning a less than perfect finished product with loads of learning throughout the process.