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Thread: Boring consignment request

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Boring consignment request

    So a coworker has asked me to make a baby quilt. Sure, what design and color? 9 patches of whole fabric, no fancy patterns, with the child's name appliqued in the center square.

    BOOOORING!!! But that's what she wants, that's what she's gonna get. I should thank my lucky stars that she wants something that's so quick and easy to put together and get paid for, but still......BOOOORING!

    How do you make it through boring projects?
    She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.

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    I reward myself with new fabric when I am done...

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    I change my attitude. If I keep thinking negatively about the project, the outcome will suffer.
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    I remind myself that if I don't I will be back in a boring 8-6 job that I HATE. Also I will get to pay the bills on time this month and wear my PJs all day and never wear any shoes but my croc flops, but I have to finish the quilt first lol

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    Think about all the beautiful fabrics you will be able to buy with the money you make!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post
    How do you make it through boring projects?
    I use my imagination and make a concerted, constructive and creative effort to make it NOT boring.

    You know, 9 patches don't have to made of equal sized blocks and just two fabrics.
    The shapes - individual pieces or the whole blocks - can have irregular or curved edges.
    The color distribution doesn't have to necessarily be 5 and 4.
    Different fabrics - even solids/blenders - can enhance what is a relatively simple block.

    A little effort can make it decidedly FABULOUS.

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    Maybe it's an everyday quilt.

    Simple quilts are sometimes what is needed at the time.

    I agree with Martina, I would change the attitude into something happy and have fun. It will show in your finished quilt.
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    Just get it done knowing she'll be happy with it and you'll be paid for it. Win/win situation, IMHO.

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    Every time I say yes to a consignment I tell myself "never again!" They hamper creativity and invariably I'm working with colors that I don't love or themes that bore me or patterns that don't keep me interested. To answer the original question, I get through it as quickly as I can.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Some times things are what they are, a job that you get paid for. It will be over soon and not take a lifetime and you will make someone happy too!
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