Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sewers Block

You know about writer's block... well, I've got sewer's block. I have started 2 quilts for 2 granddaughters who will be getting married sometime (soon?), but I just don't feel like working on them. (It's one of many character flaws. I realized what it was while working on my taxes in 1997... When stressed I like to procrastinate and eat. Anybody else relate to that?) Anyway, my horoscope said I should try something new today.... I've been seeing quite a few of the bloggers  I follow, sewing  scraps at random. (Scandalous!)  This afternoon I ran across a grocery sack of snippets and decided to try it. I've never done anything like this before. ( Earlier I had been bragging about painting with my grandgirls when they were little and how they taught me free expression... they were so good at it. Remember that, Ashleigh?)

I just tipped over the sack and started taking interesting pieces out and sewing them together - chain stitching.
Here is the first pile, ironed. I'm going to slice them up and add more colors. Enjoying the process.
Happy Thursday.


  1. Oh yes I can relate. I also find that some of my most loved quilts are made during the stressful times. Improv quilting is great way to let it all go. Your off to a great start. It'll be interesting to see your progress.

  2. I always seem to get stuck on quilts--i find that apple pie and chocolates seem to help a lot lol...and improv sewing just for fun, too. I think I just get sick of trying to match up seams and points....since I'm sewing for relaxation and fun, I need diversion from the tediousness that sometimes repetition sets, yes, I can definitely "relate"...hugs, Julierose

  3. There are many days when I head to my sewing room, that I don't want to work on the projects that have a time limit. You aren't the only one. Sometimes I just sit in there and watch movies, and do a bit of straightening.

  4. My first thought was "she's wasting perfectly pretty paper piecable fabrics on a crumble project", but then I remembered how fun the crumble blocks were to make once I got started. Good luck with this new project.

  5. Oh Look at you go!! I love that idea!!!

  6. Love it! I think playing with scraps is the best therapy.

  7. hoooray! Coming over to my way of sewing. It's a terrific way to break a sewer's block!


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