Sunday, 14 February 2016

It's all slow here

Everything I am working on at the moment involves hand work - lots of applique, simple stitching and quilting, but today, I think, I'm going to quilt.  

It's the turn of Build Me a Wall, which has been pinned for a while and in the hoop for probably a fortnight.  For some reason, though, I'm not feeling much love for this project right now.  This hasn't happened before at this late stage in the process, so I'm reserving judgement.  I'll keep quilting for a week or two and see if I'm happier.  If not, I'm not sure what I'll do.  I've never left something unfinished before so I guess it will get done.  I can't even put my finger on what is bothering me, so maybe I'm just being moody.  I guess we'll see.

At least I enjoyed taking the photos, though.





18 comments:

  1. I think this quilt looks so interesting! I know what you mean though. I had one that took so long to complete that I didn't like it when it was done. When I saw it later with fresh eyes I was able to appreciate it.

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  2. Some times taking photos can help you love your project again.... or changing thread colours or quilting designs. Maybe the wall quilt is teaching you about overcoming barriers??!?

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  3. Keep going! I love the way this quilt is coming along!

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  4. Well, I love this quilt. But, it may just be that something else is calling you more. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your slow day!

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  5. I like the outline quilting around the holes and the ghost holes. I hope you either refind love for the project or can figure out what it is trying to tell you!

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  6. I hope you find your joy for this quilt again. It is quite pretty.

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  7. This looks absolutely gorgeous. You may just be tired of it but I suspect that when all is said and done the love will return. It's a work of art.

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  8. Don't think of it as unfinished, consider it "simmering" until the appropriate inspiration/enthusiasm hits. Your instinct knows there's something more you want to give this, give it all the time it needs to tell you what that is.

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  9. I love it, keep going! You may like it better when more quilting is done... Wondering how you did those orange squares, did you cut holes in the top?

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  10. I have a tendency to second-guess myself and have learned that I need to stick with the original plan which has usually been thoroughly properly thought through. Love all the quilting I see so far - love the different threads you are using.

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  11. This is one of my favorites! Seriously, I love your wall theme and especially the holes. I really don't have any advice to help you keep going. When I've gotten stuck writing, I've left it for a while to give it an opportunity to simmer in my brain. That has helped but with quilting I do the exact opposite...push myself through at a faster pace. So really, I'm no good to you at all, except to say again, I love this one!

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  12. I hope the quilt mojo comes back quickly for this quilt. It looks like it wants to be finished and appreciated =)

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  13. I hope you have happy vibes again soon for this quilt, I think it's wonderful and those little pops of orange fabric just hit the spot!

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  14. I often find that the more you handle something and focus on the details the more you love it - look at that shimmering green and your perfect stitches, they're so beautiful. Keep going! All that wonderful research - and you're still looking at biscuity walls!!

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  15. Gorgeous!! Love to see your stitches sister!

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  16. It's very pretty, Kaja! Keep going. You will probably start liking it after you quilt it a little bit more.

    -Soma

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  17. Oh, it's so good to see this quilt again. I really like the definition around the "holes." There's a phrase, "familiarity breeds contempt." I'm not sure that's applicable here or that I'm even using it in the right context, but I think sometimes we get sick of working on a project because it's just become too familiar and we can't see the spark that others see anymore. Does that help? (Or make things worse?) I'm going to keep cheering you on for this one.

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