Sometimes pulling out one those 'unfinished' quilts can be as mystifying as an extra-terrestrial visit.
When a disappointing quilt project is put away for a while, it can go from a hair-pulling experience to something a bit more positive.
In a recent clean and restructure moment, my quilt room was turned upside down and a new/old quilt re-discovered. Tucked away in an odd place, waiting its turn for attention, this little jewel was out of sight - out of mind.
It was one of THOSE moments. Oh dear. What had held it up? What had taken precedent? The design itself was amazing...what was the story? Why was it put 'away'?
After carefully laying each piece out, the memory came back. The project was too far along to toss. A piece was missing (sometimes happens with portable mini-quilts) and some tiny squares just HAD to be unpicked and re-sewn by hand.
At the time this little project was (self) hidden, there were feelings of disappointment, frustration and annoyance. Like a fine cheese, it just needed more time.
Now, I've had a chance to fall back in love with the original pattern and discover that hey!- the solutions were not so impossible as they looked during my irritated moments almost two years ago. YAY!
Four squares down - twenty one to go...