If you have been following my Slice of Life stories, you may have seen that I am embarking on a new learning adventure this month. The real work began today, after I stopped at a shop quick to pick up one more pattern to fit in with the others.
If I had read the directions . . .
I would have known it began with a panel of four pictures
and that a second “frame” was in the print
and not an additional pattern.
First mistake and I have NOT yet begun!
Getting started . . .
- Straighten the edge.
- Check the required shape and size on the pattern.
- Double check measurements. (Measure twice; cut once)
- Organize cut pieces AND remnants.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for fabric two.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for fabric three.
7. Admire the work done.
8. Acknowledge the work of planning and prepping.
9. Organize for tomorrow.
What does this remind you of?
Collecting the resources.
Reading the directions.
Prepping the resources.
At the mid point . . . three more sets of varying width of strips to be cut.
What steps did you see in the process?
As I begin to learn about the processes involved in quilting, I can assure you that the process is similar to that in writing. So far, it feels like a ton of advance preparation!
Why does this matter?
New learning is tough. Some learners are cautious and slowly enter the shallows. Some learners jump right into the deep end. Some float easily. Some thrash frantically. There isn’t just ONE way. There are many paths to learning!
What new learning are you in the midst of?
What processes seem familiar?
What unknowns cause anxiety and discomfort?
How does your experience impact you?
(The reveal of this upcoming project was in this slice. (Link)
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