Quilting is a lot like life.
For example, the old adagio: 'measure twice, cut once' ... what it basically means is think before you act. Agreed? Good.
Now reflect on this for a second and admire the only remaining branch of my beloved Japanese maple (victim of an anonymous stray rugby ball... the case is still open)
So today, when I found myself with some precious time to spare I sat down at my desk and started cutting fabric and sewing fabric and .... aaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhh
In my haste to tackle the UFO - now upgraded to WIP - of my previous post I completely ignored any measurement and elementary mathematical functions and basically made a huge/enormous/gigantic mess.
Take a moment, like I did, to mourn the loss of precious fabric and the temporary and hormonal loss of any rational mental faculty with a delicious (and posthumously regretted) chocolate biscuit
This brings me to my next point of simili: there are no shortcut. I wanted to finish this project quickly and what I did achieve instead is a big fat juicy waste of time. Doh. I wanted to ignore the little voice in my head pointing me to the right direction because it meant slow progress and fiddly sewing.
How many times has this happened in real life too?
So, no shortcuts is my new mantra.
Even if this means endless rows of little borders...
I'll get there in the end.
And I'll smell the flowers