Gwyned’s 3 P’s
As I ponder this week’s progress (perhaps I should make that 4 Ps, with progress being the fourth P) I realized I have some guiding principles (P – 5) when it comes to creating my artwork. These principles are easily distilled into P words.
Best to address precision at the beginning of this post. Precision is a dicey subject. I thrive on precision, systems and organization. Others thrive on a looser, more flexible approach. As you can see from this week’s work, I have turned to paper piecing. I want these blocks to be exact enough so that when I seam them together, the seam lines match up and one block flows into the other.
If I had a dollar for every time someone has told me “I could never make quilts like you. I don’t have the patience.” it would pay for all my quilting supplies. OK, I exaggerate. Still patience is plentiful for me. Even paper piecing requires slowing down, double checking alignment, and verifying the piece being sewn covers the area it is supposed to.
I need to make 16 of the exact same block. Some would find this boring. So, what motivates me to persist. There is something about seeing nothing turn into something that is fascinating.
What are your P’s?
Let’s keep the P list going. What are your P’s that act as guiding principles? Perhaps a playful attitude? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.