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How Can I Get Out of My Slump?

Old 01-26-2012, 12:01 PM
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Help! I can't get it together. Just seem to mees up or lose interest when making another quilt. Cannot figure out for the life of me a OBW. Thought about a Log Cabin, overwhelming thought of measureing and cutting all those strips!
Okay, so I tell myself, do something smaller and less demanding. Tablerunner? I can always use another right? I find some very pretty patterns but.... many small pieces, applique, time consuming.
I'm afraid to take a break, may never come back, although I reallt love to quilt! I'm not depressed, just seem to have run out of patience, and am making many silly mistakes.
I'ts been this way for weeks now. Maybe reorganize? What can get me inspired again? I really want to continue.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:09 PM
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I've gotten that way a few times. For me to get out of a slump I clean and reorginize my quilting room. That's what works for me. Hope this helps
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:15 PM
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Organize and get familiar with your stash by color, look at the print and color (green/blue vs gray/blue, etc). as you go. Start looking at books and magazines to see patterns you like, picking parts of this quilt and that quilt that you like that might work together as a quilt. Then start by looking in your stash for fabric that might work for that pattern. Even if you don't make one right away, you will get the mind thinking....
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:40 PM
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Some times this happens to me too. I find if after cleaning my sewing room and reoganizing my stash I'm still in a slump I just shut the door and walk away, find a good book and read for a few days, or weeks, go for long walks, work in the garden (shovel snow) depending time of year, sometimes just go out into the mountains for a few days. Maybe go visit a friend I havent seen in a long while. Maybe a unplaned road trip to visit that museum I have heard about. Eventually you will get back to sewing and wonder what the slump was all about. LOL Life is short! Enjoy every min. you can!
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:06 PM
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Maybe a simple 4 or 9 patch out of 5 inch squares?
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:41 PM
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Thank you all, it is nice to know that is not just me. I love quilting, but a liitle rest while reorganizing sounds like just what I need. Thank You Very Much!
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:41 PM
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It's not just you...we all go through it. Sometimes it even happens in the middle of an overdue project.... It'll get better, I promise!
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:12 PM
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It sounds like you have a plan, and that will certainly help. I enjoy reorganizing my stash, and then I hate to mess it up when I do get the quilting mood...I guess it is not meant to look neat for long.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:20 PM
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If you have the means how about re-painting your sewing room and then maybe rearrange the room and organize again. Yes a big undertaking but sometimes just a new fresh start is all we need. Or how about taking a good friend or friends and make your own mini shop hop trip to a few quilt shops. I always seem to find looking at fabric and all the things they have done up in the new store a great way to get me in the mood again.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:22 PM
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I think it must be that time of year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year have passed and the winter is not over. I have read on this forum, many of the readers are or have been in a slump, unmotivated, or in a funk. (Myself included) Someone mentioned that we are suppose to be having fun, and when it stops being fun, change your routine, take a break, etc. It will come back. Oganizing does help. Good luck. We're all here to help each other and learn from on another.
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