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Thread: Help, need some encouragement!!

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    I have the fabric. The sewing machine is set up...... Just can't seem to get started on this butterfly lap quilt I'm wanting to make for my great niece..... HELP!! I need some encouragement!!

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    Take a deep breathe and pick up that cutter and go!

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    Go for it! One step at a time!

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    Today is the first day of making the new quilt You can do it and now maybe I can do it also after telling you to do it

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    There's no problem. You have decided what to do. That's the first step. We have so many choices, so at least you have that done.
    press you fabric, grab that cutter and ruler and take one step at a time. It will be fun once you see some progress. Cant wait to see a photo. Happy sewing.
    Sharon - OH

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    And remember we want to see pics :shock: LOL maybe take progress pics and share with us ? What colors are you using and pattern ?

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    Once you get started, you will wonder why it took you so long to get started. :) Think fun, not chore. I am "fixin" to start a new quilt today. First step...new rotary blade. I should have changed it one quilt back. :)

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    what butterfly patternare you useing. I'm working on a butterfly quilt myself. I just love useing up my sracp for the butterfly. I'm not liking the way the pattern I have is working up. so look for something eles.

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    Turn on some music or a book on tape , drink a glass of water, go to the bathroom, take a deep breath and just do it, You can do it!!

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    Butterflies are colorful and make beautiful quilts!!

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    Make a practice block with scraps to get the feel for the pattern and above all else enjoy the process:)

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    Picture your niece opening up your wonderful quilt and the look on her face...

    (I understand how you feel, too, btw...)

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    Take a walk, moving gets you moving.

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    Just think we are all waiting to see pictures of quilt as you progress along.

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    If your avatar is an example of your work--get going. I do the same thing. If you figure out why, let me know. I had the fabric and the pattern for a bargello quilt, and looked at it for at least a week. I even started dreaming about it. Finally started and it's comming along just great.
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    I can't get started either. I think I'll just wait for cold days when I can't be outside enjoying the warm weather. Summer is short, winter is long and dreary, so having pretty colors to look at helps me feel better.

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    Okay, just set a goal. Your first one might be to at least start and show us the pix of what you have after one hour of working on it.

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    I also have to be 'in the mood' for certain aspects of quilting. Some days I'm on a roll and don't want any interruptions and other days it's much better if I just leave it alone as if I try to do anything it will have to be done over.
    So if today is a leave it alone day, get all those non quilting things done and out of the way so tomorrow you can do your quilt without those other things that needed to be done hanging over your shoulder.

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    The thing that takes the longest time in making a quilt is the procrastination. Just start and any fears you have will go away. If there is a problem about the quilt that is worrying you, you can't solve it until you get to it. And there is so much help on this board.

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    I knew you all would help get me going. I worked on it today and I'll try to post a picture or two tomorrow.
    I think I know what my problem was. This butterfly quilt is one I started a couple of years ago..... but it got set aside until I decided that it would be a good one for my great-niece. It's always hard for me to finish a quilt once I've put it down..... but I'll keep at it and get it done. Promise!!

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    Good for you. You go girl. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Good for you. You go girl. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I am in the same mode you are! I have on ufo sitting on the table and its half finished. i also have a couple of baby quilts to make....but, I am procastinating right now.

    After my little dis-interest I get in the mood deep and start back quilting.

    I think your mood now is perfectly natural and o.k!

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    Go Nanna Go! You can do it!! :D:D:D

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    Do one thing on it today, whether it is reading instructions, cutting fabric, etc. Getting started is the hardest part..... You can do it!

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