|Queen's Garden, 70 x 70 Free BOM by Esther Aliu|
I have been reading on the Internet, folks, and it has come to my attention that an awful lot of quilters out there have an awful lot more projects-in-progress than I do. You can call them WIPs (Works In Progress), UFOs (UnFinished Objects), or Proof of Mom's Poor Work Ethic (what my son Anders calls MY projects-in-progress), but I'm pretty sure that it's not an actual SIN to start a new project before finishing an old one. And if it IS a sin, well, at least it's not a MORTAL sin. Certainly nothing I need to confess in church and pray for forgiveness, right?
You know, as I'm thinking about it, God Himself, the Creator of the Universe, has more WIPs than anyone. Every human being on this planet is a WIP and UNICEF estimates that over 350,000 new babies (God's new projects) are being born every day.
|Infrared Portrait of God's WIPs and NewFOs in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Credit: ESO/ESA/JPL-Caltech/NASA/D. Gouliermis (MPIA) et al.|
The Earth itself is a WIP, and the Universe is a WIP with new stars being born before all the old stars have burned out... The picture above from Science Daily is of a dwarf galaxy near the Milky Way. The blue areas show God's WIPs (stars that have been around awhile, but haven't yet burned out) and the red dots are all brand new stars being born, like so many new projects going on simultaneously in the heavens. When I read in the Bible that we were created in God's image, to me that means God created us to BE creators.
And so, based on this new Quilter's Theology that I have just invented (you're welcome), there is no such thing as Quilt Guilt because we were MADE to work on lots of different projects at once and to be CONSTANTLY STARTING NEW PROJECTS even though our other projects aren't finished yet, just like all those new babies being born and all those red dots in the Small Magellan Cloud dwarf galaxy.
Which just shows you the lengths that I am willing to go in order to justify my reckless decision to add YET ANOTHER new project, when all the other quilters on the Internet are making resolutions to finish what they've already started! Hah! But seriously -- this is my HOBBY. It's supposed to be fun and it's supposed to be relaxing. If I'm having fun and I'm relaxing, it doesn't matter if I EVER finish a quilt. Finished quilts are happy accidents that occasionally happen in my studio, not regular occurrences or obligations.
Join me on the Dark Side, Ladies and Gentlemen -- and start a NEW project today! Might I suggest Esther's new applique BOM?
Today I'm linking up with:
- · Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com
- · Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts http://www.cookingupquilts.com/
- · Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/
- · Oh Scrap! at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework: https://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com
- BOMs Away at Katie Mae Quilts: https://www.katiemaequilts.com
- Moving it Forward at Em’s Scrap Bag: http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com.au/