Sunday, April 03, 2011
Simplify, simplify, simplify is the thing to do. The hearts table top is pieced, but as I was sewing the last few rows I was struck by a thought. “This is so tricky dealing with all these bias edges.” I asked myself why I had designed parallelograms with 51.36 degree angles. Did it make the piece look any better? Would straight rectangles look just about the same? I almost didn’t finish sewing. I sketched a simpler block with plain rectangles. Nerts. It looks just about the same. There is no need for bias edges. Oh no, here I go again on the fifth try. I have to make new templates, draw brand new diagrams, start sewing, and take more process photos. Frankly, I am pretty darn sick and tired of pink, red, and purple. I am sure everyone else is, too. I’ll get going tomorrow.