Sunday, April 7, 2019

Mystery of Motivation

Where does motivation come from?  I have been in a quilting slump for so long now.  Nothing seems to make me want to sew.  Last weekend I went to the sewing room with the intention of sewing for hours.  So after looking at ALL that fabric and the UFO's and some books and some patterns I closed it up and went back to the TV.  It was just all too hard.  Watched some You Tube quilting bits. 

This weekend I thought I had better get a  quilt quilted for a friend that I have had for ages.  Well the backing wasn't big enough.  In the process I found three charity quilts another friend that I had forgotten about so thought I had better do them.  Did one.  Feeling a little energised I got the next one out.....batting too short.  Number three was OK so did that.

Charity Quilt
 In the process of looking for batting scraps to extend the short batting I found one of mine.  Oh well maybe I should do that as it's sat there for so, so long now.  Took it to the sewing room to find thread for it.  BAM!!!!!!  I'm excited.  I want to quilt!  I want to sew!.

This was enough to get me excited.

So finished the charity quilt and loaded my Nine Patch immediately.  The Reproduction Nine Patches are from an internet swap years ago.  Quilt has just been waiting so long to be done.  So it's loaded and will start it tomorrow.  And the binding is sitting at the machine waiting.

So what is the Mystery of Motivation?  Was it the fabric?  The colours?  The memory of what I love?
I have no idea.  Just the sight of that quilt did it for me.  And I look back and see my last post was November 2017.  WOW again!

So wonder what I'll do next.  Perhaps I''ll finally finish my NYB?

Been waiting a long time

Do some sewing on this one?  I wont say finish....miles of work to do but it's all cut and ready to go.....well mostly....think I need some  more  centers.

Trail Mix

Well whatever I do will be just fine.  And I know I'll be trawling the blogs to soak up everyones   enthusiasm and excitement and motivation and progress.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Slowly, slowly Trail Mix

Not much progress on Trail Mix, but a little.  Hopefully the Christmas period will see a lot more.  Some of the diamonds cut, centre 9 patch blocks made.  Hard to find another background to go in the quilt so may go with just 2 fabrics otherwise it will never get done.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oops Trail Mix

Sure wish I would read instructions properly.  Made 8 blocks for the border only to discover I had put some colours in the wrong place.  To tiny to unpick so now I have 8 totally useless blocks.  so just had to start again.....and remake the 9 patches because they were wrong too. and look properly next time

So have some of the 20 needed for the borders with colours in the right place.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trail Mix progress

Haven't cut my diamonds or triangles yet.  Bought a diamond ruler but not the correct angle.  Damn!  Just putting together some of the blocks and have discovered my 9 patches are positioned wrong.  So have to make some more - at least there are only 9 of them.

Getting so much rain here, would have to be the most I've seen here...and more to come.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Trail Mix update

Motoring along with my Trail Mix.  Haven't cut  the diamonds or triangles yet but did get th 4 patches and 9 patches done.  Boy they are so tiny!!  Will start the half square triangles today, not sure how many of them but I can imagine there will be a few hundred.

9 patch quilted

This is a quilt I made 100 years ago - well maybe I exagerrate a little - but a long while ago.  Finished quilting it a few days ago and now binding it.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Trail Mix by Edyta Sitar

Finished the first lot of sewn units today for my Trail Mix by Edyta Sitar - all 20 of them.  Just need to cut some diamonds and see how they mix together.  It's been a long time since I have sewn such small pieces so units take a long time to get done.  I hope they play together nicely.  I think the background is going to be the most important fabric in this one.  I tried to add lots of pink as that is the tone I want but will have to wait and see if it works.