I am constantly trying to find the perfect balance of Precision and Production that fits with my natural level of Patience (or lack thereof) : My 3 P's.
There are just too many things to do and not enough time in the day to get them all done - plus, if I am too picky or the process is too slow then I simply loose interest. I repeatedly ask myself: Can I streamline the cutting or skip the pressing steps and not regret it later when it causes more trouble and I have to spend time fixing the fudge? A balancing act and the lines I draw on what I can get away with are a moving target.
|Driving In Circles - Back, Finished on the Porch|
|Driving In Circles - Front, Finished on the Porch|
|Madrona Road close up|
|cut Six layers at a time|
With Scrappy Trip Along I tried layering several strips in a row lining up the seams to do the cross cut rather than one by one as suggested by someone. I'm sure I would get faster with practice but it seemed to take too much effort getting them in place and I did find some were a bit askew so I abandoned the technique for the remaining.
|cross cut with strips staggered using stitch lines|
I've been trying my hand at FMQ more so lately and I have to confess the Persevere is about the only one I can put a check next to. There are a couple of saying that have been used a lot in my vocabulary these days: "Cowgirl Up" and "Wearing my Big Girl Panties"they pretty much sum up FMQ for me at this stage in my skill set.
|FMQ playing with placement|
I'd love to hear any time saving, sanity saving tips you use to find a 3P balance.