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    If I don't get busy soon

    I am working on a quilt that is a gift for my DGS wedding that will take place in Catalina. For some reason or another I have stalled and can't seem to get back at it. What the heck is wrong with me, and it is a really beautiful quilt so I can't seem to come up with an excuse Please, encourage me to get with it before I am chasing a deadline

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    As the ad says, "Just do it". Make yourself set down and work at it for 30 minutes. Maybe you will be on a roll and forget to quit.

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    You're probably tired. That's what I do when I'm tired. I'm a real good procrastinator.[sp].

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    Do some prep work for it. Is your backing ironed and ready to go? Is your binding cut and packaged for later? Set aside an hour a day to work on the quilt and reward yourself after the hour. Chocolate is a nice reward.

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    I find I get more done if I "just do it". I might not be in the mood for a particular project but I just do it and then I'm so pleased to have that piece done! I rarely work on the same project more than a day or two at a time -- I work on each project to a certain point then work on the next one until I have one completely finished.

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    I know the feeling. I have a quilt that I have been working on the design for months now (first time designing my own quilt) and it needs to be made and hand quilted by June. Yikes! Haven't even purchased any fabric yet. But, now that I've gotten approval of the design from several people, I'm ready to start but life has been getting in the way the last couple of weeks. Hopefully I can get started this week! Good luck. Hate rushing to deadlines but somehow it seems to happen frequently to me.

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    Hang a sign in the kitchen ?fridge that says DREAMS DON'T HAPPEN UNLESS YOU DO. It will produce something -- hopefully a quilt and not quilt. Interesting just noticed that both words are composed with the exact same letters.

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    I lay a guilt trip on myself. ''Your gonna feel like a piece of crap if you don't have this ready for it's new home'' And you don't want to let your loved one down with some yukky store bought gift that wasn't made by your loving hands and heart. this always works for me.

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    Lots of us just lose our Mojo from time to time. I've just recently gotten mine back. I'm working on a Bargello for eldest GS who'll be 18 next Feb. This will be his Christmas present.

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    I just put something on Nexflix on my laptop, sit it in front of my sewing machine and sew. I can always stop it whenever I need to.

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    Sometimes I get inspired by watching quilting videos or reading/looking through quilting books and magazines or Pinterest pictures. You might get going again by looking at pictures here on the Board. I know the feeling and hope you get back in gear really soon.
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    You will feel soooo Good hen it is done. Git'er done!!!!!

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    Now listen girl, you know you want to do it. So sit yourself down & get going. You know you want to, You know you want to, You know you want to. So just do it & you will be pleased with yourself when it is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN View Post
    I am working on a quilt that is a gift for my DGS wedding that will take place in Catalina. For some reason or another I have stalled and can't seem to get back at it. What the heck is wrong with me, and it is a really beautiful quilt so I can't seem to come up with an excuse Please, encourage me to get with it before I am chasing a deadline
    Christmas morning is going to be a little embarrassing if you have to give him a half done quilt, and say "finish it yourself." That is why we do what we do when we do. I believe in you, you can do it! Now go pour some wine and sit at the machine, and figure out what you can do next, even if it is prep work as someone suggested. He will be thrilled and you will be so proud of your self. Go for it!
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    I find that it is hard for me to get "into" a quilting project if other areas in my life seem out of kilter. Even if the project is well launched and I have really enjoyed working on it. So, I try to figure out exactly what it is that is keeping me from being "in the moment" and enjoying the process. Once I have it figured out and have come up with a plan, executed or not, I seem to be able to exhale and get the job done.

    A good night's sleep helps too!

    Boy, I really sound like a new age guru or something. But, that is what works for me!
    Do not worry about the past, for it is history,
    Do not worry about the future, for it is a mystery,
    Only live for today, for it is a gift, that is why it is called "the present."

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