#NaBloPoMo – My Mind’s Made Up

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I’m the type of crafter who needs to see what my project will look like before I get started, so I often spend a lot of time in the planning stage mapping out what my projects will look like before I get started.


But of course, that can’t always be the case. There are times I get started on something and realize that it just won’t work the way I thought it would, or I’ll see something I missed in planning and the project will go in a completely different direction.

When you work on projects do you make up your mind about what it will be before you start or does your project develop over time?


  1. anna on February 22, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I usually follow a pre-made pattern (at least the motif); the crazy quilt is the first one I’ve made that’s just totally random. Even my scrap quilts have been laid out at some point to insure I don’t get too much of one colour or shade in an area. Then I pin numbered squares on the motifs so I remember which one goes where. I just have to remember that the “grid” is L-R, T-B. DH has a good eye for colour so sometimes he helps.

    • Andrea on February 22, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      I never was good at that, no matter how much I try. I like patterns, but I’m often not patient enough to follow them for quilts. I like to try shortcuts.

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