I am not drawn to HIIT (high intensity interval training). Instead I am more of a low, steady and focused type. I could also be described as plodding and methodical. It works for me, especially when tackling a piece based on the Pillars of Creation.
Yet, this week I found myself in HIIT mode, much to my surprise. Last week I finished creating row #3. I had set myself a pace of one row per week and I was on target. Why pick up the pace? Well, when I get obsessed about a piece I am working on it is possible I go into overdrive.
Rest Between Activity
Each In the Beginning row is 12 blocks wide. Usually, I can create them row by row. That isn’t the case with row #4 and #5. I won’t bore you with the details, but it has to do with incorporating the star block. Blow me away, I actually made 20 blocks this week. I did take breaks for a meeting and minor medical procedure. In other words, just as in HIIT, I had periods of rest.
Persevering Through Uncertainty
It’s time to look at what I have accomplished. This is when uncertainty creeps in. Is it working? Did that period of HIIQ (high intensity interval quilting) help or hinder me? The best solution I have found for times like this is simply to persevere through the uncertainty.
Rainbow Scrap Challenge
All my dark blue blocks are done for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I wonder what February’s color will be?
I’m linking up to the following posts:
beautiful blue combinations,I believe I seen pink is our next color
Helen, now I know to read those RSC posts more carefully. I found the pink reference. Excellent. This way I can start my RSC February blocks this weekend. Thank you for the tip and compliment. 🙂
I am loving how your In the Beginning piece is developing. This will be a fun piece to watch! I’m sure it will be (*cough*) stellar! And you should have fun with the pink flowers for your RSC project!
Love the pun, Catherine. I’m glad you enjoying watching it progress. Not sure how far I will get with In the Beginning next week. Need to crank out PQ14.3. The inspiration will be unveiled on Sunday. I checked my How Does Your Garden Grow blue print. I have two pink blocks, twice the size of the blue buds. Fortunately, as you saw I did nearly two weeks of work in one week on In the Beginning, so I am on track to finish by deadline. Phew!
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