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Commit, damn you, COMMIT ALREADY.
Submitted by domesticat on 25 August 2011 - 2:36pm
I've been putting it off because…
- I didn't know how to do it
- I needed skills I didn't have
- The prospect of trying this terrified me
- That's a lot of damned appliqué
But here I am. It's been over a year since I've touched this project … it's time to get started. I've had a design in mind for some time, but it took a while to articulate it into even a simplified design — each time I drew it, it got simpler and simpler and simpler.
Adam and Brenda's wedding quilt is "Say Yes, Let's Go."
It has simplified itself into a tiny color palette. The largest stars will be subtler than this — possibly two-toned? but the intended effect is visible: a medium-on-dark star and a medium-on-light star, circled by stars of the opposite tone, with a medium-on-medium center star.
Send help, because this beast will be 100" square and there's no way to get out of hand-stitching down all those points. I bought the backing fabric this afternoon (Moda's "Primitive Gatherings" from their "Primitive Muslin" line) and I'll pick up freezer paper when I hit up the grocery store.
I won't grow if I don't keep pushing myself.
Time to grow.