Many of you have written to me over the last few years and asked how I get so much stuff done. Actually I don’t get as much done as you think but I do have a little trick...it’s the name of my blog, One Piece at a Time. When I was trying to come up with a name for my pattern company my friend Amy M. said “If I was ever going to try one of your quilts I would have to remind myself, just one piece at a time”. It’s actually a very good mantra for quilting. Well, I’ve started to share some pictures lately of my newest quilt in progress, so I though I would give you a glimpse of my current work space.
(this little ironing surface is always set up, which helps)
I know that completing a big applique project seems really intimidating to most people. It’s a little intimidating for me too, i.e. that’s why I like BOMS’s so much. But a big project is just a bunch of smaller projects is how I think about it. So, now I tell myself, ten minutes a day. After I get home from work and get settled I just give myself ten minutes to make applique pieces. Before too long, all the elements start taking shape. So, if you want to make something big, just tell yourself, ten minutes a day is all you need!