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Thread: I need help focusing

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    So here I am - ready to go, enough fabric that I can't complain. I have rulers, mats, rotery cutters, you name it. I go to Joeanns at least a couple times a week. Sometimes to just look. I am on this board it seems all the time.

    I enjoy making different types of blocks becuase I don't get board, but I stuggle with the measuring and cutting part more than I expected. So, I need to settle down, pick some colors and get something finished, but I just can't decide.

    I think my problem is my fabric colors are all over the place. When I look at them I don't see anything consistant. Then I start to overanalyze and next thing you know I do one pretty block with no destination in mind because I want to do something.

    I see so many pretty quilts, but just never get the uumph to get started.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I think I have finally gotten over my problem of cutting smaller pcs off my yardage so the sky should be the limit for me. . .I just can't decide on any one pattern without getting completly overwhelmed. Not to mention thinking none of my colors go together when I am sure they do. I am just being over critical. . .

    HELP! :oops:

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    Maybe you could start with an easier quilt pattern like the Turning twenty patterns, or fat qtr patterns. Get yourself going with a simple quilt and go from there. I find once I get going then it escalates from there. The Turning Twenty patterns can be used with an assortment of colors nad turn out good every time. Not much thinking to have to do. Hope this helps.

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    How about choosing one block (maybe the one in your avatar) and make it lots of times with different fabrics. That way the fabrics in each block go together, but when you put the quilt top together it won't matter that they're all different. I am doing this with the Ohio Star block.

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    You like to make all kinds of blocks so make a sampler quilt.

    Pick 3 or 4 fabrics that go together and one basic background fabric. Look on quilterscache for block patterns you like and start sewing!

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    I vote for the sampler, too!

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    How about doing a "sampler" kit quilt? Just to get going. The different blocks keep you interested and the fabric is chosen for you. I never regret starting that way.

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    A sampler is the way to go - you won't get bored making the same block, you can make it as big as you want, and you get lots of practice with different techniques.

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    Pick 2 blocks that will go together, then pick fabrics for them that complement each other. Then go to town!!

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    Or how about trying a smaller project--maybe a wall hanging or pot holders????

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    i have the same problem--i think until you see something that really MOTIVATES you, you will be stuck. i've got to get really excited about something to make it--really LOVE it! So what'll it be?

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