Today I put "studio" time on my calendar, actually treating it as if I were having a meeting (like in the oooold days when I wore a suit and had an office and business cards). If I put more of what I need to do on the calendar, it will give me more direction for the day, plotting chores time, errands time, and make a mess time. Today was more about making a mess.
Husband Harold has always liked my quilts and actually looks forward to attending events like the Road to California show every year with real enthusiasm. He also really loves the same modern prints and bright colours that I do, so he was very happy when I handed him my copy of Kaffe Fasset's "Country Garden Quilts" and ask him which one (that didn't have any curves!) he would like me to make for him. I should have torn out pages 28 & 29 first. O.M.G.
This quilt is made up of a million pinwheels, which means a zillion triangles have to be cut from dozens of fabrics, then reassembled in as close to perfect stupid little squares as possible. Four of those stupid little squares made of two triangles get assembled into one larger square and you have to hope and pray every stitch is straight and the squares are actually square. Curse pages 28 & 29! The instructions are NOT for the faint of heart, for the person who needed a tutor for math in 7th grade when we had to do math using dreaded fractions. I can do it now, but trying to do it with questionable instructions to begin with, boggling my mind, resulted in a lot of mistakes and the usage of all of the bad words that I know. And I have used them all with gusto.
This is what the stupid quilt is supposed to look like.