Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Finding my inspiration again....

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.


Quilt Hollow said...

Dana, You have always done such beautiful needle turn applique and I remember it was your passion! I hope it stays this time because your work is wonderful. This is going to be a stunning quilt!

Cathi said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes you just have to step back and take another look. Remember you are doing this for you and what you like. The quilt looks great so far. Can't wait to see it finished.

Kathie said...

so happy to find you again
Looking forward to seeing your work again
How are you????
Kathie in NJ

Kimberly said...

Dana -- I can truly relate to going through periods of feeling less than inspired. I guess its just all part of the ebb and flow process of being quilter! I'm glad to hear the inspiration in your voice through your writing. Sounds like things are on the up and up again!