I just was reading Terry Grant's blog about her malaise.
It seems to be going around, I've felt like that for a while: so much
fabric so little inspiration. I hadn't sewed on anything fun in months,
six or more. Then I worked on a wall hanging a few weeks ago, picture below. It
had been a work in progress for two years or more. It is waiting for borders and to be
finished and my muse left the building.
Last week I bought one of those grocery store quilting magazines, I
don't remember which one, I think it had a blue/yellow/green quilt on
the cover. It was an impulse buy. I was pleasantly surprised when inside
was a pattern for a super-sized shoo-fly quilt. It spoke to me as a
college quilt for my daughter since she's a high school senior this year. I asked her to go through my
stash and pick out some fabric she liked. Because the blocks are so big I
needed nearly a yard of each one. I needed to cut 12" and 11 5/8"
squares. You'd think you could get three of those length-wise from a
yard of fabric, but you'd be wrong. It seems the common length of a yard
of fabric is really 34". It was very aggravating trying to cut the
squares when you're not working with a full yard.
Anyway, over the weekend I got the six blocks done and sewn together
into a top. It's ~100x66. Did you know twin batts are 93x72?
Why is it then, when inspiration strikes, the path is never the envisioned one, the smooth and easy one?
5 weeks ago