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Thread: Quilted Out

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    Having just finished a rather large sampler quilt I feel that I have become quilted out. How do you suggest that I get my motivation back to start a new project?

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    A quick, small and simple project for "instant" gratification!

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    I pull out my patterns and start looking at fabric. That usually gets me pumped for a new project.

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    ROFL. I just pull out my quilt magazines and see something I like and it's off to quilting again. So many projects, sew little time. Have fun.

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    Just give yourself a rest. Sooner or later, your quilting mojo will return, begging you to take it back. "Baby, it'll be different this time, I promise." :D

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    A visit to a quilt shop that you don't get to very often might work.

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    Rejuvinate by hugging your stash. Something will probably hug you back.

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    Go Shopping! (at your local quilt store of course!)

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    I get inspired by going to a guild meeting or a quilt show and seeing all those wonderful quilts other people have made.

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    Go out and take a break from it, the beautiful colors of springtime will probably get you going again! Have fun!

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    I usually do a small project to get me going. Almost instant gratification.

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    After intense work, a break away from quilting is not a bad thing. Do something you do not normally do. Read a book. Have lunch with a friend. Visit an art gallery, mueseum, botantical garden what ever is in your area. Do not think about quilting, go for a drive see new scenery. Then Reorganize sewing room. You will get your desire and motivation back more then ever.

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    (1) A smaller, easier project
    (2) something totally different/new technique/color, etc.

    But my quilts tend to span a whole spectrum! For example, I finished a Hunters Star and an appliqued flower pot and am now working on (1) teddy bear appliqued/patchwork baby girl quilt (2) a scrappy String x (3) a very easy rectangle in a rectangle (4) an original b&w non-standard patchwork with applique on it (5) a handpieced grandmother's flower garden.

    Usually when I get tired on one, there is another that appeals to me. However I do really need to finish the baby one in the next week or so and 3 of the others by mid-april!

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