For awhile now, I have been trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Since I dabble in a variety of fibers arts, my stash has sort of taken over. Now that I feel that my wool stash is a bit more organized, I've moved on to my fabric stash for quilting. Now in the past, I have always gone for more primitive colors and for awhile now have wanted to try something different. All in all, I think I just needed a break from everything.
I used to do lots of hand applique and just loved hand work. Somehow, the past couple of years, I have lost that and found myself doing more IMA (invisible machine applique). I found I was doing this to get more done to keep up with the Joneses per se. After all of that, I found I got burned out. This past weekend, I decided to choose a project that I had always wanted to do and then to do it by hand. I want to get back to the basics and enjoy the process again. Before I got to the project I had on my mind, I pulled out a couple of UFO's and looked them over. I found renewed interest in them and think I am BACK! It feels so good to be inspired again.
I want to share a pic of the blocks that I have completed so far. This is 'Quilt for Emily' from the Christmas Memories Series by Blackbird Designs.
Hope to have more pics in the next couple of days of some other UFO's that are going to become WIP again.