My assembly line way of making the second 15 sets was much faster and made more sense and I will no doubt incorporate that method into the next top I make.
After I sew these into their final layout, I will start a new quilt top, and leave the quilting for later, maybe March.
Even tho I am in favor of a more efficient way of piecing, I focused on taking my sweet time in making this top. Slowing down is pretty much against my standard work ethic and is something I am trying hard to control. I want to unlink my Speedy Gonzales mindset and enjoy the process. In doing so I am getting into the studio later, and working fewer hours, reading and napping in the warm afternoon sunshine. I am reminding myself that this is how most people work, WHO CONSIDER QUILTING A HOBBY and it is supremely OK. Yes.
Speaking of warm afternoons, it was over 60 degrees today and the fish were out en masse, and I ran back into the house for my camera. I was lucky to get these shots.
That is our one koi, and he is a big one. I just got him in June ( Walmart) when he was only four inches long and now he is the biggest fish in the pond. I want more!
His fins are like wings and he swims so differently than the rest of the fish. We must think of a name for him.
I got a good haircut Monday and I feel like a new woman.
What a difference it makes on my outlook.