I see the improvement at work as well- I seem to have a tad more patience- and I really needed a day off this week- an extraordinarily difficult week.
I started the morning off at 6 am- had breakfast with Dave, discussed the situation in Egypt. David has been crazy this week- on TV - everything from the BBC to Al Jazeera. The revolution in Egypt has put much of his work in the limelight.
I spent most of Friday working on my red quilt- so far I am just setting in the under layers- and it certainly is taking a lot of time- but I feel like I have gotten a lot farther than I did last week. I seem to have developed a better rhythm with this piece- and after constructing the bones- I feel like I now know how to approach the overall composition better. The biggest challenge is cutting a good line that is 7 feet long. Getting the right arc or curve- or even getting a straight line cut that is that long is a challenge on my cutting table. I have been "drawing" a line first when it is up on the design wall as a guide- but I feel like some of the lines flow better than others. And where so many lines interconnect- "do-overs" are challenging at best.
So, all in all- my experiment so far is working- and so am I. I figured that i worked about 8 hours uninterrupted- with a small break for lunch. My goal for next Friday- is to relax while I quilt. To understand that Fridays are just the beginning.