Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Does anyone here get quilters fatique

  1. #1
    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Eagar, Arizona
    Posts
    1,685
    Does anyone here get tired of quilting and find yourself stepping away from quilting, a day or a week or so?

  2. #2
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,930
    You betcha! I start a project and get stuck in the middle. I often find after a good night's sleep, when I step back into the project, I have newer, better ideas. Often, things actually go my way! :wink:

  3. #3
    BlueChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    2,411
    Absolutely! Sometimes things just pile up and it seems like too much hard work.

    I agree with stepping back for a day or two, or even longer. Sometimes you need fresh eyes to regain your enthusiasm for a project, or sometimes you need to put it in a drawer and work on something else that's fun and enjoyable and quick.

    :-)

  4. #4
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    Yup, do it all the time!
    Sometimes you just have to give it a rest

  5. #5
    Senior Member MaineGirl76's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    311
    YEP! Going thru that right now! I was working on a quilt lastnight, got frustrated and haven't started in again yet, I probably will start in on it again tonight though!

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NE Pa.
    Posts
    1,615
    Yep. its called burnout. Happens to me occasionally and when I do go back its a fresh start and new ideas. Marge

  7. #7
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    15,276
    Blog Entries
    1
    I get the "lazies" and I just talk about quilting or read magazines. Then the fabric calls to me and I head into my sewing room.

  8. #8
    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    East Oklahoma - pining for Massachusetts
    Posts
    8,223
    I barely walked into the sewing room from Christmas till the middle of May. But I finally got over it and now I am there several hours a day.

  9. #9
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,958
    Me too. Sometimes I need to just give it a rest for a while and then it calls again and I'm off and running.

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Posts
    4,780
    OMG do i.

    writers are known to say "i hate writing but i love having written" well thats how i feel about quilting most of the time.

    as an artist you constantly try to learn new techniques or improve upon a skill and this requires hard work, lots of time, and much frustration.

    i repeatedly go thru a love/hate/love relationship with my quilts. when i'm designing them i fall in love with the concept and the fabric, then when i'm pushing my artistic limits i fall in hate with the quilt.

    by the time i'm done with the quilt i've been pushed to my limit and i just want to burn the quilt in the firepit outside.

    then as a few weeks pass i fall madly in love with the quilt again. all the little flaws that drove me nuts aren't visible any longer and i'm happy again.


    so yes - i hate quilting but i love having quilted!


  11. #11
    Super Member SharonC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    1,551
    I believe this is why many, if not most, of us have multiple projects going on. It gives us the variety and when you come back to a project you have a fresh outlook on it.

  12. #12
    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    8,059
    Blog Entries
    1
    [raising hand]

    Me! Me! Sometimes nothing seems to be going right or I have too many other things going on in my life. Stepping away from a project lets me come back to it with a whole new perspective.

  13. #13
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    new york state
    Posts
    10,531
    Blog Entries
    2
    I sure do. Going throug it right now. Sometimes I just push myself to much then I get bored. After a few days/weeks its fun again.

  14. #14
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    Yes me also. About 3 or 4 days , and I am ready to hit it full blast. I seem to go wide open for a long time and a break has to be taken. the longest was about 3 months, and I finally got back into it.
    I think it's because when we are quilting for fun our creative juices flow, but when we quilt because we have to then it feels more like just another chore!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.