Expectations vs. Reality
Did you ever have one of those visions in your head that just DID NOT turn out like your mind's eye? It happens to me more often than I'd like - and here's another example.
I've had this idea for a new kit sample percolating around in my head. I've done all the math (you have to think ahead if there's a chance that you'll kit the quilt to sell). I had a plan. I made 6 blocks and went BLECHHH.
I know what's wrong. There's too much contrast. I recognize that now. I should have known that before I ever cut a piece of fabric. I was just too tired to think straight and too anxious to start. I have 6 blocks completed and another 24 completely cut and subcut ready to go. Now what do I do? What's my time worth? Should I finish what I started, even though it won't work out for my purposes, I don't like it, and I don't even want it personally? I'm thinking not. I should just cut my losses and move on. But it bugs me on a deeper level to completely abandon a project. But I know it's for the best, and I have a friend who is willing to take it off my hands.
It's kind of like ripping off a bandaid. Do it quickly and minimize the pain.
Back to square one......
Here's another project I plan to undertake. This is a pair of Audrey's favorite Levis....the knees were completely ripped out. I plan on making a tiered skirt out of the top of the pants by adding layers of cotton - I had a devil of a time getting her to select a fabric yesterday. Over 3000 bolts to choose from and she can't find anything she likes...what's wrong with her? Is she a genetic mutant?
I've never done this before - we'll see how it works out. The acutal test will be will she really wear it?
I'm venturing into uncharted territory....