That blue border is very scrappy. There are at least half a dozen different fabrics but there are many, many more pieces of fabric. I think it works. But now that I'm thinking of another border made of several different fabrics, I'm not so sure more scrappy will make this quilt better. Maybe too much of a good thing is overload, maybe just too much. (Of course, there are several considerations yet for this border, the narrow border between it and the cabin border (color and width), and the stars. Where are the stars?!) Have I mentioned that I don't know what I'm doing with this quilt, or where it's going? Even so, I'm (mostly) enjoying the creative challenge of it.
Most who are making Gwenny-medallions aren't posting about them until they've finished the current border. Is that a "rule" for quilt-alongs? I hope not because here I am with two "non-progress" posts in two days.
Second. That voice in my head.
Are you like me? Do you have a voice in your head that sometimes tells you negative things? The disdainful little voice in my head tells me things like, "You'll never succeed at that. You'll never be good enough." Or, "Who do you think you are, trying to accomplish something like that?" Or, "You may have talents/skills/abilities, but that's not one of them." Or maybe one of the worst, "You always mess things up and you'll do the same with this."
I rarely have trouble silencing that voice. I know whose it is and its purpose and I focus on other things, other grander purposes than the negative. But there are times -- when I'm learning something new or challenging and haven't quite mastered it; when I'm pushing to finish something by a tight deadline; or when I'm tired or don't feel well -- that I have a little trouble ignoring the messages. Today was one of those days. I know it's because I'm tired and because I feel achy (which I hope is because I'm tired or slept in an uncomfortable position). I know I'll feel better after a good night's sleep. I'll have a better outlook and perhaps I'll dream of a great border idea, or maybe I'll just see the quilt differently when I'm not tired.
At times like this I love to remember this quote by F. Enzio Busche.
When you are physically sick, tired, or in despair, steer your thoughts away from yourself and direct them, in gratitude and love, towards God.What grand direction, worth heeding and following. He has more to say, which you can hear in the brief video below.
I'm so grateful for so many wonderful blessings, including the freedom to choose creativity.
I hope you have a pleasant, restful Sabbath.