I've always been someone who is motivated by deadlines ( at University my lab practicals and essays were always completed the night before) . I spend a lot of time thinking and planning but the final pulling together is done almost at the last minute. With quilts, I often have submission for shows and exhibitions in mind when I'm planning and making a piece so that I've got something to work towards and I've learnt to build in time for taking photographs and filling in entry forms
I've had this indigo shibori wave piece on the go for a while and with deadlines for submission in a few weeks I've been picking up the pace of my hand stitching so I can trim and face it one weekend photograph it the next and be in comfortable time ( for me anyway) to submit the entry.
So imagine my horror when I looked again at the entry rules this weekend and found that this piece is too small!! (it's 150cm in length but narrow). I'm so cross with myself! It won't be wasted - I'll probably enter it in FoQ and having longer does mean that I can work further on it to make it more cohesive and link the various areas of concentrated stitching.
Meanwhile I'm looking at a larger older UFO to see whether I can do something radical to it and still meet the submission deadline. I'm rather excited and it could go horribly wrong but nothing ventured etc...