Two lists for you today.
First, in defense of an upholstered chair as design board:
- it’s there
- it is soft — meaning: “will take a pin readily”
- it is tattered — meaning: I don’t have to worry about ruining furniture here, and most importantly
- at about 12 feet from the couch, it provides a view of the work while I am relaxing doing something else.
Second list enumerates a few insights that have allowed me to finally enjoy this project:
- I can take my time
- I can revise in a whole host of ways — by unpicking seams and replacing poorly-fitting fabrics, by abandoning whole chunks of pieced sections, and by appliqueing onto pieced sections
- I don’t have to know how it’ll all come together at this point, and
- I can trust that I’ll figure out HOW to connect it all up when the time comes.
In the meantime, I continue to make three to four side-designs with rejected sections, which also provides relief when the going gets tough.