For me, the hardest part is making a decision on a pattern and actually making that first cut. It seems like once that first cut is made, I'm committed, and then things progress.
I've been dithering over my grandson's train quilt since forever (well, about 2 years now), and I think DD has given up on me ever getting it finished. Just getting it started seemed to be the hurdle. Of course I didn't have a pattern in mind before I bought the fabric. I've looked at it and petted it and doodled and drafted (considering my math skills, I use the term loosely), and then set it all aside for another day waiting for inspiration to strike. I just wanted it to be cute and "just right," but nothing was coming to me.
Today I decided I'd stalled long enough, spending too much time overthinking it, so I just decided to simplify it, hop in and get started.
It certainly won't be a quilting masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it functional, and hopefully much loved.
The first cut has been made.