Saturday, February 14, 2015

Millar's Maxims

I am an NCIS fan and always laugh when the cast of characters refer to Gibb's Rules. So I am working on a piece that has 100 smallish circles to be sewn down. I prefer sewn to fused. The work is slow and tedious but rather zen like. So, or should it be sew, as the needle went up and down, up and down I had some time to formulate Millar's maxims.

Here is a snapshot of the piece in question:

Not in any particular order:

  1. Never quilt in straight lines. It's hard to do, is less interesting and when you miss, it is noticible.
  2. Don't contrast difficulty. Sewing around a tight circle with a contrasting thread highlights the mistakes.
  3. Think in layers; sew in layers; quilt in layers. It's just more interesting.
  4. Never make all the decisions up front. that's the part that keeps you interested and engaged.
  5. When the work gets tedious, go slowly.
  6. When the work gets tedious or boring, break it into small segments
  7. Reward completion. Wine is good!
  8. When the work is done, walk away.
That's all for now. 

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Ruth Powers said...

I like the way you think!

Kathy said...

Perfect! Especially #4