I rarely give up on a project. Many times I will finish even if I know I won’t like it. I believe there are things to be learned in those types of experiences. There are times however when I just walk away. This is one of those times.
I purchased this kit for a table runner at the Iowa AQS show last fall.
I struggled working on it from the start. I bought the kit because I was intrigued by the process and loved the finished project. I just was not enjoying sewing it at all.
This was a living room project so it was slow going since I really spend little time there.
I wasn’t thrilled about how they were going together. I no longer liked the darker colors.The circles were not all as round as I would have liked. They didn’t meet exactly… I knew if I continued my frustration with the project would mount.
So, I turned them all back to the inside…
I plan to take them with me camping this weekend to see if I can get a layout I like to make a pieced table runner. I suspect they will end up in my 2 1/2 inch square bin for a scrappy quilt someday.
A friend mentioned that she wasn’t surprised I didn’t like it. Her reason – it was someone else’s design and pattern. I am sure there is truth in that statement that I didn’t realize about myself. I also want to add, it was not the design, pattern or technique, it was just not for me.
So yes, I have learned something from this. This is one of those rare times when I am not going to finish it and I am okay with that.
So how often do you cut your losses and run?
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie
Tomorrow the winner of the 2nd Year Blog Anniversary post will be announced.