Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In a quilting slump

Anyone remember when I said this was going to be my Quilty Year? Well folks here were are at September and I hate to admit it, but it hasn't been a quilty year yet. I've finished three quilt tops...and that's it. This one, this one, and this one(which I LOVE). I've yet to quilt or have any of them quilted. Sigh.

The BOTM meetings that I was attending with my mother and sister got canceled when the local quilt shop went out of business. Boo! Then they re-opened, so at least I can still buy fabric and sign up for NEW classes.

So here I sit in a quilty slump before I ever really got a good start at making a quilty year of it.

I blame my recent lack of productivity on three things: Grease, adopting a goat disguised as a dog who requires more of my attention than I ever imagined, and starting back to school.

Any suggestions for how to get my quilting groove on?

However, despite the lack of any ACTUAL quilting, I have been reading quilt magazines, DVRing the Fonz & Porter show on PBS, buying fabric, and searching online for quilty inspiration. That counts for something right?

...and speaking of quilty inspiration...
1. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, 2. the whirly pinwheel~ finished!, 3. Flying Geese Quilt, 4. AppliqueEmbroideredCentre AntiqueSciFi a, 5. circus in central park quilt top, 6. Baby Irish Chain Front Completed, 7. Ginger's Quilt - Quilted!, 8. amelie horse quilt, 9. Mini Quilt in a Bag Swap from lucysquilts, 10. child., 11. front of baby quilt, 12. For the Birds, 13. Love the points, 14. Log Cabin Baby Quilt, 15. baby quilt: "Adelaide's birds"

1 comment:

Kacie R. said...

Wow, Kellie - I would still claim three completed quilt tops as a victory! I'm lucky to get one or two a year. :o)

If you have the chance at all, I'd highly recommend attending one of Denyse Schmidt's workshops on improv quilting. This was such a freeing experience for me, and so encouraging and fun to learn to "let go" from a woman I would consider to be a creative genius. My style is nowhere near as creatively free as Denyse's style, but the workshop definitely helped me relax about fabric and technique so I could just be myself in my quilting. Sounds kinda basic, but it was great for me. You can see info on her workshops at her website: Denyse Schmidt Quilts

I also just joined an online quilt-along, hosted by AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts. That's been a good "prod" to actually do some quilting and not just sit around paralyzed by opportunity. Speaking of which, I should go work on my nine-patches now! :o)