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Thread: How Can I Get Out of My Slump?

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    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
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    Yep been there. I find that when I get that way I just need to back of the actual making and do some spring cleaning. Reorganizing. by the time I'm done cleaning, inspiration has hit me. I'd start out with something simple like a charm quilt, those are kinda hard to mess up and they look quite nice I think. Really if you don't feel like quilting don't. We all make mistakes when quilting. You just have to learn to either fix the mistake, hide the mistake, or wear it like a badge of honor. I do the later quite often.

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    I had Electric Quilt 6 and just upgraded to version 7. If I don't feel like sewing I create with the software by selecting blocks, creating quilts and auditioning different fabrics.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    Chocolate? Tea?
    Find a book, read, do some new things in the kitchen, page through one quilt book a day and look for the simplest pattern or the easiest beginner pattern. What ever you do, you can only go higher than you are now. Most of all, it's huma, normal and no reason for feeling guilty.

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    I'm part of a small group of 4 that get together for a 'sew' day once a month. That gets me motivated more than anything else. In between our sew days if I'm in a slump, I just call one of them or email to see what they've been working on. It's funny how the smallest thing like a little email just perks me up. I really hope you find something that works for you.

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    Thank You soooo much ladies! Its nice to know this is normal. I hate starting a project and not finishing it. Well, I am just going to get over that and jump the hurdle!. A bunch of little strips started from a log cable and some triangles for the OBW will be put out of my sight, and I will go through my stash and start on the "someday projects"
    So, this morning I will hide the undone fabric cuts and just forget about them. These little devils are setting up a barrier and need to go! Thanks to everyone I realize I am just being to hard on myself, and need to start enjoying the art of quilting again. I'm on my way to reorganize and have a fresh and happy start. Thank You All So Much!
    Barbara

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    I agree, sometimes a break will help. I am reorganizing my quilt room now. It has taken a while, but am almost done. I told my husband that it feels like a whole new room. I have gotten rid of things I know I will not use. Now I can not wait to get started again.

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    Why do all that measuring? Just cut a bunch of 2 inch strips and do the Log Cabin Eleanor Burns style? Even faster, get a June Taylor Shape cut. I saw someone cut out a queen sized log cabin in about an hour and a half. Obviously, she's used it before, but other gals on this forum have also recommended it. I sometimes do a 'big patch' type quilt just to get something done that doesn't involve fiddly bits.
    Current piecing: Zig Zag quilt & LOTL (HSTs done, assembling units)
    Hand piecing project: Apple core (TOP IS DONE!!!! Yay!)

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    "fiddly bits" - that made me laugh. Is that a Minnesota/Midwestern saying? It is definitely a good description of small pieces of fabric!

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    Why do all that measuring? Just cut a bunch of 2 inch strips and do the Log Cabin Eleanor Burns style? Even faster, get a June Taylor Shape cut. I saw someone cut out a queen sized log cabin in about an hour and a half. Obviously, she's used it before, but other gals on this forum have also recommended it. I sometimes do a 'big patch' type quilt just to get something done that doesn't involve fiddly bits.

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