The Definition of Insanity
I had a thought today as I was working on my quilt today. You know how you hear it said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results?
Well, I think the definition of insanity is spending a small fortune on many yards of fabric, painstakingly cutting said fabric into a bazillion tiny pieces, only to put them all back together again.
I’ve actually thought a lot about how counterproductive it is to quilt. I’m pretty sure quilting started back in the day from having lots of fabric scraps lying around from making the family’s clothing, since you couldn’t go to the local Target Boutique and pick some up on clearance. Then, in an effort to waste not, want not, someone would stitch all those little pieces back together to make a blanket.
Well, my technique is the insanity type. But man, is it satisfying! It is such a simple trick to make those zig zags, all out of individual triangles. I can’t wait to finish this one!
I also happened to lure another innocent victim into the asylum. My Sista saw all those yummy triangles sitting on the floor, and declared ” I want to make a quilt!” Before she could finish her sentence I was whipping fabrics from my stash. Before we knew it, we were on our way to Crafty Planet, where I proceeded to live vicariously through her fabric purchase. Look at her “palate” all ready to go!