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Thread: Too much stash and too little motivation!

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    Super Member NikkiLu's Avatar
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    Maybe make something for somebody in a nursing home - like a lap robe (small quilt for the lap) - that might help use up some scraps and get you back into the sewing mood. HTH
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    This might help!

    Ecclesiastes 3:1

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    I definetely relate to what you are going through! Very different circumstances, we are in the process of preparing for a move back to Oregon; I want to be sewing, yet not knowing when I will be boxing the sewing room up has put me into a slump. I finally began making some new coasters and that has really helped. Finding a small project has definetely helped my slump. Just remember to have fun with whatever project you choose!
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    Oh dear. I too buy fab cuz I like it or the price is too good to pass up.I've run out of friends/family to give quilts to so now sewing for Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids. So much fun to sew and pass on to someone who will love it.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    I was collecting fabric for over a year now to make a quilt for my son. Thanks to a wonderful QB member I got the last piece that I was looking for. For months I couldn't start his quilt and I justified it by missing that one little piece of fabric. Oh no, I was in an inspirational black hole. Today I started working on a Bargello that frustrated me to no end (because I was not in mood for quilting) and all of a sudden I packed up darn Bargello and started working on my son's quilt. It went so well that I was amazed. Not a glitch whatsoever. It is my design, looks like a whole bunch of framed pictures hanging on a wall. I am planning to make a part of the wall look like exposed bricks and I will graffiti his name on it. This is a complete change of my original plan. I guess frustration brings out my creativity. I don't know if this is helping at all but I felt that sharing my "stuck in a rut" feeling may help you in some way. Good luck!

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    Thank you, everyone! Each bit of advice has been so wonderful! I truly appreciate it. @ snipforfun, that did help more than you know. I have been collecting fabrics for QOV quilts for the last few months. I am determined to get a few done and take them to Landstuhl hospital for some soldiers there. No one in particular because they are all so special! Perhaps I should get started on one of those after work tonight?! I know that will make me feel so great! I'm just nervous about making one that is good enough to give to one of our wonderful soldiers.

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    I'm sorry to hear the Heidleberg base is closing....it is a memory from my time in Germany associated with the military decades ago.

    But in reference to your "problem", you will be so happy you have all that fabric when you PCS elsewhere, even stateside! Sometimes just dreaming about making quilts is enough for the time being. If you do go on with valor quilts, Landstuhl is a great place for them (that's where we used to shop when we lived near Kaiserlautern). You might google "images of modern quilts" for some wonderful looking quilts that will be easier to make but still graphic and appealing for wounded warriors, male or female.

    Bless you for your service!!

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    Small projects you can quilt yourself w/o sending them to a LAer may be the ticket. Go to Craftsy.com and sign up for the FREE Block of the Month class. Sometimes having that "class" feel can be motivating and you can "attend class" any time it's convenient for you, dressed any way you feel like it! Blocks can be used for pillows, totes, a couple together can be a table runner, one can be a candle mat or add borders for a table topper, a few together can be a bed runner etc, etc focus on little bits of time just doing a little at a time. Rediscover the relaxation of it, we all have dry spells, or over pressure ourselves which can be paralyzing.
    Come to Me and I will give you rest--Jesus.

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    It is sad to see everything coming to a close here. There has been so much history that has taken place here.


    I have been gathering fabric for the exact reason you said. I am hoping to have fabric when we get back Stateside in case I am not close to a fabric or quilt shop. I do a ton of dreaming about quilts, especially during my lunch break at work. It really doesn't help that I am just 2 bldgs down from the craft store on base!! I get easy access to when the sales happen since they open 20 minutes before my break!! A few valor quilts before we leave in July is my goal. I was hoping to have 1 or 2 done for Christmas, but I'd have to shake off my rut to accomplish this!! But with determined focus I think it can be done. Thanks for the push!
    God bless!!
    Tanya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I'm sorry to hear the Heidleberg base is closing....it is a memory from my time in Germany associated with the military decades ago.

    But in reference to your "problem", you will be so happy you have all that fabric when you PCS elsewhere, even stateside! Sometimes just dreaming about making quilts is enough for the time being. If you do go on with valor quilts, Landstuhl is a great place for them (that's where we used to shop when we lived near Kaiserlautern). You might google "images of modern quilts" for some wonderful looking quilts that will be easier to make but still graphic and appealing for wounded warriors, male or female.

    Bless you for your service!!

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    Small projects you can quilt yourself w/o sending them to a LAer may be the ticket. Go to Craftsy.com and sign up for the FREE Block of the Month class. Sometimes having that "class" feel can be motivating and you can "attend class" any time it's convenient for you, dressed any way you feel like it! Blocks can be used for pillows, totes, a couple together can be a table runner, one can be a candle mat or add borders for a table topper, a few together can be a bed runner etc, etc focus on little bits of time just doing a little at a time. Rediscover the relaxation of it, we all have dry spells, or over pressure ourselves which can be paralyzing.
    I did get myself signed up at Craftsy and searched the Internet early this morning. I have a few ideas that I think would be just the ticket. Thanks so much for the advice, Cybrarian and everyone else! That is why I love this site. It also reminds me that I need to update my photo album, too!God bless,
    Tanya

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