I know I should be slapped on my wrist, I've been a bad girl.
After a week of staring at the tree skirt and ruffle, I completely caved and moved on to a more interesting project from my list. Rather than continue to waste precious time stressing out about the next step for the skirt, I figured I was better off actually making progress on "something", even if it wasn't the "right" thing.
So while the ruffle hangs exactly where it was the last time you saw it, I moved on to the whirligig project that has been sitting on my desk since last June!! At least I'm going to give myself credit for digging into something else that was also already started. I have to clear my desk anyways, right??
Sadly, this was another project that had been stressing me out (thus the long break from it.) I didn't count on how long each little whirligig would take me or how difficult it would be to get the blocks to square up properly. (For the record, I 100% blame myself and not the pattern. I'm just horrible at angled fabric and can't figure out why. Might have a little something to do with patience. . .)
This is where I believe quilting teaches you perseverance. Countless times as I plodded along on the project I thought to myself, "This is NEVER going to match up properly. This is going to be the saddest most mismatched quilt top I've ever done. I'm never doing anything requiring angled corners again. What was I thinking." and on and on and on.
But, I'd spent the money on the fabric. I'd invested the time to trim the darn pieces. I refused to let this project get the better of me. Mismatched or not, I was going to finish it and just chalk it up to a learning experience.
This week I'm going to share with you the progress of the quilt. You'll have to check back in to see if it was worth my time!