My mom came over today to visit and help out. It was exactly what I needed. She brought home-baked cheesecake. Turns out, I needed that too. One of my all-time favorite flower plants is the crocosmia…she brought that too…in a pot with a few succulents.
Whenever I’m stuck, my mom’s perspective always helps. And this time, her design perspective came in handy. Mom has been sewing since she was a little girl, making her own doll clothes, and now is one of the finest quilters I’ve ever seen.
I’ve been stuck on my A is for Alex. Alex will be 8 in October, and 8 is too old for me to be making him a full quilt in such a preschool theme.
I tinker on it and tinker and add, and tinker…
and get distracted hoping for inspiration…
…when, at the end of the day, I need to throw in the towel. Mom and I looked at it. It’s all cute and that’s fine, but it can’t be a quilt. I am relieved and feel good about it. That’s what I needed. Perspective from another (and far better) quilter is what I needed to get me over that hump. Let it go. Make pillows out of it, fine, but let it go.
Sometimes design-as-you-go works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Cheesecake helps too.