On this Memorial Day Monday, my design floor holds a quilt for ME. High Cotton is a Kim Diehl pattern in her Simple Comforts book series, and I started making the blocks over two years ago. These project boxes have to be emptied sometime...
First run layout. I didn't like the light block in the lower right. I had extras for just this happenstance. Can you spot the "Oops" block?
Amazing that I pieced and ironed this block without noticing the chain break!
Final layout (uh-oh--I see another oops block--lower right navy block is turned wrong! Must remember that). I pieced several rows and then dug into the KonMari tidying of the sewing/quilting category, starting WITH the project boxes in my Hoosier cabinet. I certainly feel the constant weight of unfinished projects and unused fabric and excess stuff has been stifling my desire to get in here and sew! Lately I finished three quilts and that has helped ease the block. I bought the second KonMari method book (Spark Joy, by Marie Kondo) and it has a lot more detail plus illustrations about the category sorting method and choosing what you love. I happen to enjoy anecdotal stories too so her writing style is pleasing to me. Sorting by category works!
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