Friendly Fabric Monster

Congruence {Piecing Progress}

This weekend I was able to finish piecing the rest of the drunkard’s path blocks for Congruence, and then get them all pressed and trimmed.

Congruence - Drunkards Path

Congruence – Drunkards Path Blocks

While it can be rather messy to set all of the trimmings aside to create a friendly fabric monster, it is so silly and fun that I can’t help myself. 64 drunkard’s path blocks now await the next step of the piecing process.

Friendly Fabric Monster

Friendly Fabric Monster

In the mean time, my eyes wandered over my stash and I’ve started daydreaming about my next project. I want to create at least one “just for fun” quilt each quarter, and there is a rather beautiful palette that is begging me for some improv play. So we will see what wins out… the desire to get Congruence finished so I can release Night Garden (with bonus Space Arcade and Congruence patterns included) and the stand alone Space Arcade and Congruence patterns OR the desire to have some free form improv fun with the palette that keeps calling to me.

I can’t tell if the friendly fabric monster is trying to tell me to finish Congruence or to go play with the new palette… which would you choose?

13 thoughts on “Congruence {Piecing Progress}

  1. s5821140gmailcom says:

    as long as i’m choosing for you, BOTH!

  2. Julie says:

    I can only speak for myself. I always listen to my monster friend & finish what I’ve started before moving on.

  3. Have fun! Taking some time to play is good for the mind and body.

  4. Stacey Rothchild says:

    That’s a tough one. The analyst and me always tries to finish what I’ve started before moving on, but staring at all that beautiful Kona solid fabric I’m sure is a tough draw. Maybe take some breaks piecing to play with fabric poles and get a pattern or idea together. Selfishly I’d want you to finish the patterns first so you can release them and I can buy them but I know the importance of taking a mental break as well

  5. Hard to know which to do….but I am voting for improv. Sometimes all the precision of following a pattern is less than inspiring. And, for me, the desire to finish often wins so I am voting for the path I resist taking.

  6. Some free form improv is like sneaking a little piece of chocolate, or treating yourself to a latte, and it’s calorie free, and good for the creative mind. Will be fun to see what you choose to do!

  7. aquilterstable says:

    A little fun play can be so inspiring and give you just what you need to happily finish the larger project. It’s like a breath of fresh air! AND it won’t delay you for long, right?

  8. sewincolor says:

    Go play! Frees the mind for more structured work

  9. Hmmm, tough decision. My usual process is all over the place. But this means it takes longer to finish a project. I suspect you are usually working on one thing at a time. Would it be good to go outside of the usual and play with an improve project? Maybe a mini rather than a larger quilt? Only you can decide! Either way, it is always great to see your work.

  10. Kaja says:

    I often wish I could stop mid-way and do something else, but I can’t. I have to finish one thing at a time, otherwise it all gets jumbled in my head and I lose the flow. I know I am unusual in this though, so if you want to play, go for it!

  11. ha ha!! Of course the answer is both… aren’t you supposed to have like 32 projects going at the same time?
    Love the colors of your congruence… and the monster – too cute!

  12. Kate says:

    Love the fabric monster! It’s so hard to be a responsible quilter and finish up the old before you play with the new. I hope which ever you decided on, you had fun.

  13. Patty says:

    I would choose play! But, that said, I like to finish quilts and I think you do too. Looking forward to seeing this one come together – curious whether you press your DP seams open or to the convex or concave side. I typically go concave.

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