And then I have to step back and see what I actually made.
I say to myself "what 3 things would I like to improve?" I do that because I know that the 'evaluation stage' can take forever and cause the project to move into the UFO closet.
So I give myself a limit to pick 3 things.
Here is the first set of letters for the word 'patience'. I made all capitals except the letter 'i' for some unknown reason, but I like it.
The 3 things I wanted to change...
1) make the letter 'p' taller, 2) make the letter 'a' background narrower, and 3) fix the letter 'n' which didn't look right to me.
Once those changes were made, the next step is to figure out the length of the word needed to fit the border space. I needed to sew 2 more pinwheel star blocks and add a piece of white to each side of the word to make the border fit the size of the quilt.
I was very happy with how it was coming along, but then the letter 'G' in COURAGE was still bugging me, so I will make a tiny alteration.
Next up... flying geese blocks will be flying onto the top and bottom of the quilt!