Friday, December 8, 2023
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post or sent an email. Your encouragement meant a lot, and spurred me on to a weekend of sewing. Yay!
This post is later than anticipated, because once I started working in the sewing room to move the winning project forward I lost track of time. Also, when I emerged from my sewing frenzy I had the sudden and inexplicable urge to deal with some life stuff that I had been actively avoiding - vacuuming, groceries, bookkeeping, folding laundry. Honestly, actually wanting to do those things happens rarely so I figured I should just go with it and get those done.
So, feeling all organized in other parts of life (not all, but I'll take what I can get), I'm sitting at my desk ready to share Sliding Screens, the top vote getter. Here's where it stood last week.
|Sliding Screens (pattern coning soon) in progress|
I've been thinking about ways to showcase a large scale print for a while now. There are some prints that are just too fun to cut down into small pieces for an intricate block where the piecing is the star. Sometimes, you want the fabric to be the focus. As many of you suggested, you could also use a small panel (the center is 20" x 27") or fussy cut part of a larger panel to fit.
Ooh, or how about an improv scrappy pieced panel for the center ?
I chose to showcase these Cafe Culture prints from Northcotts's 2021 collections. They have been on my shelf for two years and it seemed time to use them. A larger scale print might have been even better for the center, but this is what I had on hand, and when seen in actual size rather than the tiny scale in a photo that center fabric is great.
Here's a closer look at the prints. I'm not even a coffee drinker, but I love these.
|Sliding Screens quilt top (pattern coming soon)|
|Quilt back in progress|
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Friday, December 1, 2023
For the last several weeks, maybe even a couple of months I've been either severely unmotivated to do anything at all, or jumping from task to task, not ever settling on one to actually do.
That's not quite right I did manage some sewing. Not as much as I would like, because I'd head down to my office/sewing space and feel guilty for not having done all that other stuff, so then I'd dither about the other stuff and not sew. But, I did in fact sew a little, and I have some earlier projects I never got around to sharing, so I have projects to share but that decision paralysis is a little bit crippling.
Could you help me out? I'm going to post a few pictures below. Please let me know what you'd like to read about first. I'll tally up the replies and get writing next week. I'm hoping that will help me crack this lack of motivation and decision problem. Your votes, please and thank you!
Rosie thanks you in advance. My restlessness as I wrestle with indecision is interrupting her naps.
Here are five current possible post topics.
|1. Quartz Clusters remake|
|2. New pattern test quit - Sliding Screens is for small panels or a large scale focus print|
|3. Color value woes part 1|
|4. Color value woes part 2|
|5. Christmas cookies - not quilting but, hey, it's cookies :)|
There you have it. Let me know which one intrigues you the most. Even if you also can't decide, please share your strategies to get out of a slump.
Take care and happy quilting,