I know as quilters we are always having to make decisions. I think one of the hardest decisions is what our next endeavor will be. There are a lot of factors that go into making that decision. Since I quilt for my enjoyment, I am always looking for that perfect next quilt pattern. I guess that comes from knowing there is no way one can make every quilt their heart desires. I do know the process of making that quilt really comes into play. So often I see quilters jump into a project and find themselves losing interest in the project. I find not enjoying the process is probably the biggest culprit.
Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken came to mind. It really explains how I feel when choosing my next pattern. I tend to always take the road less traveled. I stopped buying quilt magazines when they were all about "Quick" quilts. It's not about "Quick" for me! I love the process and simple shapes and if they come from nature, count me in.
So while some think that making this quilt would get quite boring, for me it is the perfect choice. I love applique and playing with scraps. I love that a simple design taken from nature used over and over has the ability to turn into something so grand. I have only been working on this quilt for a week, but I am very happy with my choice. So glad that I followed my heart and I have no regret on the trail I chose. If you like to slow stitch, I hope you will join us over at Slow Stitching Sunday and share the trail you have chosen.