I've had it in the back of my mind to make a Hunter Star quilt ever since I saw one in progress a couple of years ago. So when I saw a class offered at my LQS, I jumped in! What I had not considered is that in those several years, my taste in fabric and design has changed dramatically, and the two colours that I had reserved for this project now leave me completely cold!
My friend and I went shopping for fabric for her quilt, and she wondered why I was leaving my planning till the last minute, more so because there was cutting to be done before the class. I just couldn't get enthusiastic. I did some cutting, went to the class, and struggled with it some more. It was just painful, everything felt wrong. My colours looked too dark and, well, blah! Have you ever had something like this happen? Usually I feel great starting a quilt, and this felt the very reverse!
Yesterday I made more blocks, put them up on the design wall, and now at last I feel I'm getting somewhere. I've accepted that this quilt won't be made entirely from my stash, an important step in my thinking. Now I've added the lighter pink, and it seems to open it all up. There's still a long way to go, but I'm back in the right frame of mind, and hoping to stay that way!