mariner's compass

Commit, damn you, COMMIT ALREADY.

I've been putting it off because...

  1. I didn't know how to do it
  2. I needed skills I didn't have
  3. The prospect of trying this terrified me
  4. 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.

Say Yes, Let's Go

26 January 2010
Adam and Brenda
Mariner's Compass
Level of completion: 
Cutting fabric

I've been mulling this one over for a while. Adam has always had such a strong, clean, simple design aesthetic, and as a result I ripped up more designs for this quilt than any other I've ever attempted.

Everything was too complicated.

A year ago I learned how to make itty bitty stars. They were okay, but not great. My skills have improved since that time. I've learned the basics of appliqué. I feel more confident in my construction ability.