It's been a busy month so far! But in between gasps for air, I'm still making steady progress on my Fields and Forests quilt. Because this is a willy-nilly kind of quilt, mostly randomly pieced in a spontaneous manner, there have naturally been times when nothing seemed to work. Reminding me that there are many things to appreciate about well-planned quilts.
So when color choices weren't harmonizing or pieces weren't lining up exactly right, and my idle staring didn't solve the problems, I just walked away and didn't worry about it at all. I've learned that time away from any project can provide fresh perspective. It breaks that old, "can't see the forest for the trees" syndrome when you lose direction. Or patience.
I've had to walk away from this project a few times already. But each time, when I come back to it, things just fall into place and everything hums right along.