Not sure that this is truly the right moment to be trying to write a post…my camera is once again challenging my editing “skills”..(.more like the “lack thereof”)… I am WAY beyond frustrated. My cogs are looking good on the table, but not on the screen. I will keep trying; I think I need a new blogging strategy, but for today (since I know what the rest of the week looks like), I am going to just go with what I have.
The thing is moving along. That is the true beauty of this quilt (and probably how most people manage to actually get it done). There is always some part of it that can be moved forward…whether it is the tracing and cutting when one has the light and time to consider the interplay of colors and patterns; the basting, taking advantage of odd moments, here and there; or, the actual hand-piecing of the rows of shapes. (The stars are surprisingly fun to stitch!)
I am working on multiple cogs at one time in an effort to have the final layout be “one song” rather than simply a compilation of pieces and parts (literally!!!) That said, one has to truly pay attention to the working diagrams…which has led to some “waltzing” around of the circles/cogs I had already stitched; the big cog had one too many stars! I have learned my lesson though…count twice, check again…THEN, stitch.