I'm making a ragged edge Christmas lap blanket for my brother and sister in law for Christmas. Making the top was a breeze. Now I'm quilting it onto fleece backing... super easy. I should be able to knock it out in a couple hours.
It is like pulling teeth to quilt one square and the quilting is three concentric squares, freestyle. I don't have to trace a design. I don't have to do free-motion. It's as far from complicated as you can get.
But every time I sit down to quilt this stupid thing, I feel overwhelmed, depressed and weighted down. Completing one square feels like I've been wading through waist-high water for a mile.
What gives?! Does this ever happen to anyone else??
I finally put it aside tonight after taking five.. yes.. FIVE hours to complete three squares. I would sew a line, put it aside and distract myself with other things, then finally pick it back up again because I was tired of it laying there, taunting me. Once I put it aside and went back to work on my Cabin in the Woods, I felt so much lighter and happier.
I have to get this quilt done before I start listening to Emo music!