Sparkle Jane was working on a new quilt. She was particularly proud of it because she had done all the cutting, layout and calculations herself and was ready to show me the partially assembled top when I arrived home. Yes, she was a very happy quilter.
She realized that she had miscalculated and every other row was 1/2″ shorter than the alternating rows. She knew that all that was needed was to trim 1/4″ off each end of the longer rows. The layout would still work. But, it wasn’t what she wanted.
So the quilt sat on the floor. In her room. For two weeks. Then she wadded the entire thing up and piled it on a chair. And it sat there for another several days.
Today she finally decided that she was being silly. Did it really matter that the quilt would be 1/2″ narrower than she originally thought?
So, she trimmed.
And this is what came off.
This tiny pile.
That was all that was holding her back.
Now she is sewing those strips together and well on her way to a lovely gold/cream quilt.
Ah, quilting! It teaches us so much about life. It was her this time, but how often have I let little things hold me back? I am proud of her for getting past this obstacle.