Sunday, October 19, 2008

Inspiration needed

I am in a quilting slump. Give me an idea for a simple project.

I have lots of UFOs, but I don’t want to tackle them. My sewing room is all clean and ready to go.
I need something really simple.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Pieceful Afternoon said...

Nine patches are quick and easy - and set with alternating plain squares they make a pretty quilt.

I am in awe of your clean and ready to go sewing room - come on over and dig into mine if you like.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Tanya Brown said...

It's hard to make suggestions, not being familiar with your tastes, but I do empathize. Perhaps if there are enough ideas, one of them will suit.

My suggestion: going through your scrap bin to salvage parts for a "leaders and enders" quilt:

http://quiltville.com/leadersenders.shtml

Another thought: make some placemats. Use your paper-pieced people to make a personalized placemat for yourself and your husband. Or whip up some of your pieced people to applique and personalize some guest towels.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Dianne said...

I'm in the same boat, Christine! So here's what I'm going to do: we're having a neighborhood Christmas party in 7 weeks, and I really need a new tablecloth for the party (I use a quilted table topper as a tablecloth). So, I'm going to get some gorgeous Christmas prints and make a simple topper for the table, using a traditional block like Shoo-Fly, with a rich Christmasy border...just an idea!

1:54 PM  
OpenID jettstream said...

When I'm feeling uninspired, I work on log cabin blocks. They're so mindless that it doesn't take much concentration, and you get into a groove. That groove allows time to sort things out, mentally, and the repetitive process gets my quilting gears lubed and loosened up. Before I know it, I've put away the loggies and started something new.

2:54 PM  
Blogger meggie said...

A simple four patch, with light & darks? Make the patches about 4 1/2" square. They go together so quickly!

I am not the one to give advice really, I am slumping myself,& keep looking at the mess, wondering when I will get the mojo back!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Sew Create It - Jane said...

How about a Chinese coin quilt...just strips and mindless sewing and it comes together very quickly. As you might know I just finished one for the DD1's teacher and it came together very quickly.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Sheri said...

Chinese coin was a good suggestion or how about a string quilt throw? Any easy quick project will usually get my creative juices flowing again.
Sheri

6:41 AM  
Blogger paula, the quilter said...

This is going to sound strange: change media. When I get uninspired I move into another craft usually knitting or scrapbooking. Lately, I've been delving into digital scrapbooking. Doing something creative in another media just seems to kick-start the quilting again. Or take a class, something like an art class or music lessons or even a foreign language -- just learn something new. HTH

2:19 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

I've been making sloppy cats and they put a smile on my face and are fast to make. I hope I can just make a basketfull and give them away to make other people smile too. That's a good way to get out of the dumps. Make someone else smile.

12:14 AM  

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