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Monday, August 11, 2014

Stuck

Do you ever get stuck, like well and truly stuck.  You may be stuck in between projects or have too many to chose from making it almost impossible to decide which to work on next?

That is the issue currently facing me as of late, I can't seem to focus on any given project and instead end up getting frustrated and not wanting to really work on anything.  I have no idea how to break this cycle other than to just push through and hope for the best.  I may have to break up my projects into much smaller bite sized chunks and hope that helps with the block.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Discipline

Every once in a while I become sort of distracted, I will start projects and that's basically as far as I get.  I will get a few days into a project and abandon it for another I know that everyone does this it just seems like it has been happening more and more with me.  So today I decided, I will not allow myself to start another project until all my W.I.P and U.F.O's are finished.  That is no small task let me tell you! I have 4 quilt tops I am currently working on and 4 quilts to bind... I hate binding.  I don't know what it is, I know some people love binding I hate it!  I put it off and off until I have 4 or more quilts to bind.   So in an effort to start off the marathon of finishing I am starting tonight and binding 2 of the smaller quilts I have waiting for binding.  Will post pictures later in the week of my progress.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Self conscious

My whole life I was the crafty daughter, I was never called an artist my entire life until I started to quilt.  My younger sister was always the artist, entering and winning competitions with her artwork around the country, my artistic endeavors would always be slightly eclipsed by hers.  I was O.K. with this and excepted that I would never be able to create anything quite like she could.  When I took up quilting suddenly people were complimenting me and my work and I found that I don't take compliments well, I get self conscious about the whole thing to the point where I hesitate to show others my work.  That is one of the reasons why I started this page, to force myself to put my work out into the world and let others think of it what they will.  It may never be easy for me to except any type of critic but maybe in time it will become easier.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sampler!

Sew Mama Sew has a get sampler quilt along going on right now that I thought was the perfect opportunity to put off other projects and start yet another project!  In all honesty I haven't completely put off my other projects, as one is a quilt for my grandmother's 91st birthday that is coming in June, which will be here before I know it so I really can't put that off, a classic saw-tooth star block pictures to come!  I only have three and a half blocks done so far but I am loving every minute of this quilt, it may become one of those projects that simply over takes everything, sleep included.  I'm not 100% sure about the names of the blocks I got them all off of Sew Mama Sew but I absolutely love them all I simply can't pick a favorite out of the 3.  Now to put off sleep and perhaps make a few more!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Not your everyday pastels.

Stitched in Color is having another mosaic contest, this one is pastels, not my favorite set of colors.  I tend to be loud, in fabric choices and in life, I don't traditionally do soft colors however I can always find fabric to pick out.  So here is my mosaic that I put together, it's soft but not baby pastels like many people would associate with the word pastel.



I love these fabrics, soft but not childish, except for the band of animals I couldn't resist.  These are my pastels, I hope you like them.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Procrastination

It's something that I am very good at.  I will do just about anything to avoid doing the one thing that I know that I need to be doing.  I should finish quilting the pillow that is currently monopolizing my sewing machine.




I should be writing a tutorial for my new quilt block that I recently finished so its done when my dad finishes quilting it for me.


But instead I sit here and rearrange my pincushion so that all of the older pins and front and center right on top.  Why? Procrastination!  


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CHRISTMAS PRESENT!!!

I decided to make quilts for my family this year for Christmas, I started a bit late but I sew fairly quickly so I wasn't stressed, until tonight. My parents who both quilt said numerous times that the didn't want me to make them a quilt as they have plenty until tonight when the both expressed surprise when I said that I wasn't making them a quilt they both assumed that I would be making the a quilt as a surprise! Now with a week until Christmas I have a king size organized chaos quilt to make along with a custom designed baby quilt to finish! I am in so much trouble. Don't get me wrong I will get them both done I just don't know how much sleep I will be able to get by on for the next week.  To clarify an organized chaos quilt is something new I'm trying in that I'm going to make different bits of quilts then patch them all together.  If I finish early on either (haha) I will attempt to take pictures of both.