A few years ago I made a point to spend time quilting every day. Once I established the routine, I sewed closer to 1 hour a day and finished a lot more projects.
Circumstances change over time, and I dropped the habit. Frustrated by the lack of creative time in my life, I decided to give it another shot.
I don’t time myself. Some days I sew less than 15 minutes, some days more. Except for the weekend, I sew early in the morning before everyone wakes up.
I find my mood has greatly improved and all those irritating things that happen at work don’t seem to bother me as much. My projects move forward. They may not move very fast, but they move.
Here’s the second “squares” quilt again.
I rearranged some of the blocks and sewed them into rows. The smaller fabric swatches make up the border. That’s at the audition stage, but the final will look similar. My original plan was to scatter the smaller squares within the body of the quilt, which didn’t work at all. Some ideas only work on paper.
Two weeks in and so far so good. I’ll keep you posted.