I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but do you ever get something set in your mind and then if you have to change it, you lose interest in finishing a project? What I mean is this, in December I asked my wonderful do.Good Stitches Empower Group ladies to make me lovely heart blocks. They did and I loved them all! Seriously, I'm in love with these girls and their sewing skills! I got the blocks all laid out like I wanted and I was ready to sew them up...but I had to order some sashing fabric first. While waiting for my fabric to arrive I found that Ronit set her quilt (the October blocks) almost exactly like I was thinking of doing...great minds think alike, I guess. But now I wanted to come up with a new plan so as not to appear to be a copycat. And that's where the problem set in....
I quickly chose a different layout with tilted-square sashing. My fabric arrived. I layed it all out and liked it. But I didn't like it like I loved my original idea. And so this project languished. It got caught up in the Christmas craziness and then the lack of any sewing mojo to be found... It sat and collected dust while I finished other projects and tried to find motivation (I mean other than the motivation that my other bee ladies would like to see the quilt produced that they worked hard on and that the January quilt is already done and sent off...)
And then last week I decided that me and the hearts were going to get over ourselves and make a quilt. So, I cut sashing strips, then cut them at angles and sewed sashing around each heart block. Then I sewed those blocks together and today I made a quilt top!
|Oren took this pic for me this afternoon. His little arms weren't long enough to hold the quilt open, so we switched places...not bad for a 6-year-old, huh?|
So, now that I can see the end in sight with this quilt (other than the basting, quilting, and binding) I get to choose a new block, because I'm up again next month to lead. I think this time I'll go with something I can lay out and go... :)
Has this problem ever happened to you and did you persevere and finish or toss it in the UFO basket where it's still quietly hiding?