49. Take a Chill Pill

Fly Away Block

I love how this block turned out. I broke my “rule” of keeping to one fabric, or at the most, two, besides the white neutral, for each block. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Personally speaking, that’s a hard pill for me to take. I was the rule-following, timid child who probably didn’t have as much fun as my peers. Think prodigal son’s brother. But I didn’t cause any trouble for my hard working parents, so that’s something.

I named my blog with intention. It is to remind myself to chill out, and not let the intimidation of the unknown audience keep me from sharing. It reminds me to throw unnecessary caution aside, and run with those scissors. Also, I am literally only using scissors on this project, no rotary cutters. A commenter (hi, Ruth!) asked about my scissors. I have discovered that they are from Toledo, Spain. This quaint historic town is known for its medieval swords and modern sharp cutlery. If my blades could talk, they’d tell me that a tourist picked them up and brought them to me via a yard sale.

My other intention with this whole project is to slow down, enjoy the process, and meditate on the scriptures, rather than race to the finish. I’m almost to the halfway point in the quilt blocks, and it has been a rewarding experience. I highly recommend slowing down and being in the moment. It’s a gift, that’s why it’s called “the present”.

Like David says in verse 10: “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.”

So if I have the luck of good genes, I’ll have eighty years to labor down here below. If I’m unlucky, I might live longer than that. Actually, if I’m still of sound body and mind, I hopefully won’t resent the bonus time here on earth at all.

Here’s a final nod to the Fly Away Quilt block:

https://youtu.be/vGTOXtJt_2E

That movie is one of our family’s favorites, have you seen it? If so, what’s your favorite quote? Mine is:

“I’ve spoken my peace and I’ve counted to three.”

2 thoughts on “49. Take a Chill Pill

  1. Ah rules…..sigh. I am also a rule follower. It got me into quite a jam and I had to learn to squint a bit and see them as guidelines with squidgy edges. It is hard to maintain, but oh so satisfying. Lovely quilt block, and the additional pattern is not too much, just satisfying ☺️

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    1. Thank you! Speaking of rules, I broke another one: I decided when I started blogging that I wasn’t going to post on the Sabbath. But my WiFi wasn’t working yesterday when I wrote it, so I gave myself a pass; it was just the hit of a button. Silly of me to even give it that much thought. Anyways, your kind comment is affirmation that someone is out there today, you, so I’m glad I broke my rule (which doesn’t even matter to anyone, most of all, God Himself, but me.)

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