My sewing room is a very small upstairs room at the end of a long hall. The design wall is directly opposite the door. This works out nicely when I need to step back and take a long view. Does the piece get my attention from a distance? Does it encourage me to get closer? And when I step into the room and up to the quilt is there something that surprises me, something that makes the effort to get close worth the effort?
This brand new piece just came out of the dryer. It's nicely puckered and slightly damp so I can coax it into a reasonably flat rectangle. Then the deliberations begin as to whether or not it's done. A few more days of taking the long view then stepping up to the short view to see what is left to be done.