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Thread: Having a creative block

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    ARGH!! I'm having a block - and not the patchwork kind of "block".

    I just can't figure out how I want to do the palm fronds on my landscape quilt. Spent all day looking at pictures, cutting and (unfortunately) disposing of fabric that didn't look right. Even took a trip to the LQS for inspiration and all I did was spend money and help the LQS lady overcome HER creative block in choosing a 3rd fabric for a purse she was making.

    I keep walking into the sewing room, looking at the darn thing, picking up fabric and holding it this way and that way, getting frustrated and walking out to look at yet MORE pictures.

    I'm waiting for the "aha" moment.

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    Hugs! We've all been there.

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    Sounds like chocolate could help!!

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    maybe try googling tropical quilt images, or something like that to get some inspiration? :D:D:D

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    Do something completely off topic -- as soon as you stop trying to push your brain to a solution, it often just magically appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina
    Sounds like chocolate could help!!
    Or maybe a glass or two of wine. It won't help, but after 2 glasses, you won't care ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by Dina
    Sounds like chocolate could help!!
    Or maybe a glass or two of wine. It won't help, but after 2 glasses, you won't care ;-)
    lol actually might help...they do say when you pick fabrics if you cross your eyes it helps see how the colors blend lol

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    Could you send us a picture so we can see what you did have (yes, pull from the garbage), so we could suggest other options for you, rather that sending info that you have already tried and didn't like? Maybe you are being too critical. I will give you an honest opinion of what I see though. :-)

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    sleep on it. I really do have design ideas in my sleep.

    Pat

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