Sunday, May 28, 2006
From the "Just Do It" Files...
I have a penchant for procrastination, just like the next guy, I suppose.
I've had a friend's quilt in the works for several months now, but I put it away into my project closet to make another friend's baby quilt (those babies have definite deadlines), and now I'm pregnant, and I have a deadline to meet myself...
This quilt is unique because it's not really going to be a quilt. It's a quilt top, but Teri asked me to make it a duvet cover. This changed the plan a bit, in that the basic construction changed, but the real danger wasn't in execution -- it was in overthinking the plan to begin with.
For several weeks, I sat on this thing, wondering how to close it, how to add another layer of backing without making it too heavy...believe me, I thought it ALL out.
Finally, I realized I had a plan, I just needed to sit down and do it...So today, I told myself I couldn't leave the house until some significant progress was made -- namely that the top was fully constructed.
Well, I'm just about there. The top is together, with a light backing sewn on, and all it needs is a border and the final backing (the part that makes the sack for her comforter to go in).
Sometimes it's just a matter of buckling down and making that final push to the end. Sometimes it's just a matter of waking up that inner voice so that I get off my butt and accomplish what's been sitting here waiting to be done.
So, what's in your closet waiting for you?