It was a beautiful evening last night and my sweetie made us a delicious summertime meal, steak and corn on the cob which we ate on the front porch. After dinner, not wanting to leave the beautiful breeze (it had been a 90+ degree day), we decided to take it easy and enjoy porch sitting a little bit longer. We worked on a couple crossword puzzles together while I starting sketching quilt designs for the rest of Laura and Rob's quilt. By 10:00 PM, the borders were decided and planned, the crosswords were done and it was quite dark!
I am happy to report today that besides being very relaxed from such a great evening and a good night's sleep, I am also officially off of "quilt hiatus." Quite honestly, I was never really totally idle. I know I am working on the next step of the plan in my pointy little head even when I do not look like I am working (or thinking) about it at all. I think this part of quilting has always confused my very rational husband! But then again, maybe not. He is a philosopher by trade so he spends a great deal of time just thinking about things as well.
I have accomplished the re-organizing of the quilt studio and come up with a plan for this quilt so this weekend, I begin sewing again! There is no way I will have this quilt done by fair time (next month) which was my original goal but I should wrap it up this fall rather quickly.
People always ask me, when I show them a quilt picture, "How long did it take to make that?" So much of the time is spent pondering or waiting for the quilt to tell you where it wants to go, that it is a very difficult question to answer accurately. I guess the answer is it takes as long as it needs to....