I read the instructions at least a dozen times… and kept getting lost. There were units, and sections, and parts, and strips, and colors, and steps – all with numbers following them.
Example: Strip Piecing Part 1, Unit LS-1, Section #5, Fabric #5, Color #10. Phew! I had to do some mental gymnastics on this one.
This was certainly a new-to-me method of strip piecing.
In the end, I had to treat it like a tax return and just followed the instructions, step by step, thankful that someone else had written them.
Once I got it, I enjoyed the process and loved the results. Bag #2 made me happy – the colors were so bright and colorful, the points so nice and sharp.
Doubts started to nag me. Subtle at first, then full-fledged, even invading my dreams.
The orange was suppose to be an accent. I didn’t expect them to be quite so overwhelming.
Seriously, what was I thinking?! The colors should blend. It looks like my star will have stripes.
As the week continued, the coloring chart became my constant companion. It kept me from making mistakes and when I lost the vision, it helped restore it. It gave me the confidence to continue.