Scrappy Trip Around the World

writing patterns is not for sissies

I could say that the reason I haven't been around this space much lately is that it's been a busy summer.  Well it has, like I'm sure yours was.  But that's really only half the reason.  I've actually done some quilting, but here's the thing, I've been trying to write some quilt patterns.

And....let me tell you, it's not as easy as it looks!  I've been working on a few different ideas for at least a year now, but for various reasons I feel like a gerbil running on his little ferris-wheel-thingie!

My husband tells me that I'm being way too fussy with myself and holding my own bar so high that I'll never complete a pattern simply because I won't have it all perfect.  I don't know, I just want a unique, pretty, well-written pattern.  And this seems to take a lot of trial and error!

And then on multiple days of any given week, I'll decide to forget the whole thing, I just wanna quilt to have fun!  And then I go pull some scraps out of my pile and make a few log cabin blocks, because who wants to make quilts from patterns anyway?!