You know the thing about the best laid schemes…they often go astray. Fortunately for me, I am not quite the enduring pessimist that Mr. Burns was. My scheme for the weekend was to sit and play with my new Anchor threads. Instead, I spent it finishing up the quilt top of the Sis Boom Spiderweb.
This one web gives you a glimpse of the mismatched vibe of the quilt. The strips are unequal in size, the outer edges of the web do not match perfectly at the white star points and the center does not have perfect points. At the beginning I did it because I didn’t like the uneven strips with perfectly matched seams everywhere else. By the end, I realized the total effect is more organic.
I prefer the slightly messy look of it all. Perhaps because real spider webs are often messy. And heaven knows, the interconnected web of our existences is a jumble we can never perfectly arrange.
Phase 3 will take a bit more time as I have plans to use those new threads to add bits of excitement to the quilt top before quilting. Stay tuned for more on that in the future.
Have a Happy Monday. And don’t forget to look for the unexpected joy in the changing circumstances and altered plans of Life. Because man or mouse, plans will go astray. Robert Burns was right about that.