Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Trying to Get Back into the Groove

I'm trying - I really am.

I've been doing a lot of web surfing. Trying to find things that will give me some inspiration.

Gwen's new book, Liberated Medallion Quilts, arrived about a week ago. I took one look and put it on the shelf with the others. No inspiration!

I've also been having a lovely time on Pinterest, adding the odd photo, but generally looking through to see if there was anything which might just kick start the sewing juices.

I spotted a sweet pincushion with a link to the tutorial and hopped over to have a look.

Ummmm - just might be what I need to get my confidence back.

Isn't it cute! You can find the tutorial here.

Then I remembered a mini quilt that needed binding.

My friend Julie shared a binding tutorial she's recently found. I'm always keen to shorten the time I have to do, what I think, is the worst part of quilting. I hate binding with a passion!

So I hopped over to that tutorial (click on the link in Julie's post here), printed it off and got to work.

Apart from a slight argument joining the two ends together (which I always have anyway), it worked like a dream!

A mug rug/table mat for the kitchen table as I can't think what else to do with it!

Now I think a little bit of stash fondling is in order and then I might chance my hand at machine quilting The Young One's Music is Magic quilt, which I don't think I've shown here before.

More soon.


June D said...

Wow - what a variety of projects! All very nice. Fun to see the word quilt all in one piece. : )

Tonya Ricucci said...

yeah, I'm finding it hard to get going on a project too. sometimes it's like that...

Alaena Diamon said...

Great inspiration for all of us!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So hard to get motivated when then inspiration isn't there. ..but I reckon you are on the right track with something little and achievable...your pin cushion is a delight. Don't forget it is not a race to be the one with the most quilts...the aim is to enjoy the process and if that means reading about quilts or looking at blogs then so be it...don't feel guilty :-)

VivJM said...

I agree with what Jane says about it not being a race. Relax, enjoy the process. Love the music quilt. You do the best letters ;-)

kwilta said...

no ifs or buts Clare, your lettering is 'simply the best'

love Irene