Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
I'm having a bit of the dreaded "quilter's block" >

I'm having a bit of the dreaded "quilter's block"

I'm having a bit of the dreaded "quilter's block"

Old 11-17-2007, 09:39 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,703
Default

I want to get back into quilting so bad, but I can't seem to come up with anything I'd want to quilt. I've looked through books, magazines, websites, etc...and I still can't come with anything! ...What is wrong with me?
Flying_V_Goddess is offline  
Old 11-18-2007, 12:37 AM
  #2  
joy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: new zealand
Posts: 769
Default

Make a community quilt for a child who needs it..... just an easy pattern of blocks... that will start you off again....
joy is offline  
Old 11-18-2007, 03:08 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Becky
Posts: 706
Default

How about your imaganation? Create your own idea, How about using a traditional and putting your twist on it. Let your mind play. Just a thought.
Rebecca Chambley is offline  
Old 11-18-2007, 04:56 AM
  #4  
Super Member
 
sondray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Natural Bridge, VA
Posts: 4,783
Default

Try a rag quilt, they are easy and quick to put together.
sondray is offline  
Old 11-18-2007, 07:57 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Joan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pine Grove, California
Posts: 2,816
Default

Look for a piece of fabric that "speaks" to you! You know the ones, you touch them in the Fabric Store and keep returning to them over and over again. You don't have any project in mind or idea but the fabric keeps calling you. Buy it, take it home and an idea will come.

p.s.---take a look at the Pictures on this site, always good inspiration
Joan is offline  
Old 11-19-2007, 08:51 PM
  #6  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,703
Default

Originally Posted by Rebecca Chambley
How about your imaganation? Create your own idea, How about using a traditional and putting your twist on it. Let your mind play. Just a thought.
I think my imagination is broken. :? I mean, it seems like I was always coming up with ideas for things I'd want to make. Super mario mushroom wall hanging, Legend of Zelda map wall hanging, purple diamond lattice quilt, etc. Now? ...I have yet to come up with something that I'd go "Wow. That looks great! I want to make it!"
Flying_V_Goddess is offline  
Old 11-20-2007, 02:41 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Becky
Posts: 706
Default

Why? Dose it have to be something that you (see), that you go WOW, and have to make? From your post, you have a daring imagination, and have made quilts and wallhangin's that I've never seen, But I think WOW, look at the creativeness. Your into video games, and I'm sure there is a whole host of fantasy things, that would make a quilt or wallhanging. It's just use the key and unlock the door. How about going with something, that you could use beads and charms to create, on a wall hanging. Play with a new area of quilting, Challenge that imaganation, Make it work for ya.
Rebecca Chambley is offline  
Old 11-20-2007, 04:29 AM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Default

That happens to me more than I like to admit! I tend to have more ideas than I have time, so being blocked is awful for me. What I've learned to do is keep a list of items I want to make for family members and I start tackling that when I'm out of ideas/ inspiration. That usually jumpstarts the whole process for me.
Angela M is offline  
Old 11-20-2007, 07:58 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
ButtercreamCakeArtist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,280
Default

How about a Flying V wall hanging?? Make the "body" of the guitar out of some of that shiny green fabric. (you want green, right?)
You could even put "strings" on it. Between the frets you could add a long piece of thread with silver or irridescent bugle beads. Tie off between each fret so they wouldn't droop. Use some cool buttons for knobs....
ButtercreamCakeArtist is offline  
Old 11-20-2007, 04:08 PM
  #10  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,703
Default

Originally Posted by Rebecca Chambley
Why? Dose it have to be something that you (see), that you go WOW, and have to make? From your post, you have a daring imagination, and have made quilts and wallhangin's that I've never seen, But I think WOW, look at the creativeness. Your into video games, and I'm sure there is a whole host of fantasy things, that would make a quilt or wallhanging. It's just use the key and unlock the door. How about going with something, that you could use beads and charms to create, on a wall hanging. Play with a new area of quilting, Challenge that imaganation, Make it work for ya.
Its gotta be something that I go "WOW!"...what's the point in making it if I don't? And for some odd reason I'm just not getting anything from video games (haven't played very many lately...just Final Fantasy 4 and right now Skies of Arcadia). I mean, espessily with Skies of Arcadia, I thought I would have gotten some sort of quilting idea from it. Its just loaded with fantasy, airships that look like old ships, pirates, floating islands, magic, etc. I'm just not getting anything. Weird.

Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
How about a Flying V wall hanging?? Make the "body" of the guitar out of some of that shiny green fabric. (you want green, right?)
You could even put "strings" on it. Between the frets you could add a long piece of thread with silver or irridescent bugle beads. Tie off between each fret so they wouldn't droop. Use some cool buttons for knobs....
Now there's an idea! But I'd have to go with a nice classic black Flying V guitar. Hmmmm...maybe a Guitar Hero wall hanging? Now that would be awesome! I think I might need some practice with my applique skills to do something like that, but definately something I would like to do. Thanks!
Flying_V_Goddess is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mrs. SewNSew
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
47
08-24-2015 08:08 AM
grann of 6
Pictures
24
08-23-2010 03:26 AM
sandpat
Pictures
99
06-29-2010 04:08 AM
MadQuilter
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
86
06-03-2010 09:48 AM
LisaT
Main
24
05-09-2010 04:11 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.