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Thread: Quilting Slump Gone!

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    waiting for Mich to quit "boiling" to Ican get back at it...wow...so unlike "her"

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    Good morning twisted quilter,

    Maybe you just needed a break from routine. Hope you have a fun project to work on. Sometimes it's just nice to have something small.

    Happy day

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    What a great feeling, eh? You go girl!

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    I'm still cutting, unless I take a break to clean or check-in here. Thanks for all the support and well wishes! :lol:

    Hey LindaR, turn the air on and get crackin'. :thumbup:

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    Welcome Back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter
    WooHooooooo...after a long 2 months, my quilting slump is gone! Not sure what happened, but I noticed it yesterday, just gone with no explanation. As soon as I clean the kitchen I'm off to finish cutting for my next project. :P
    Hi Twisted Quilter,
    I don't know if you entered the discussion I posted a couple
    of weeks ago telling about the huge slump I have been in
    for a year or longer. I got many wonderful replies and also
    learned there were many in the exact same place I was.
    Anyway, just reading the other replies, suggestions, etc.,
    really helped me. I'm not quite ready to proclaim that my
    slump is over, but I have gotten motivated to cut out some
    fabrics for a quilt so that I can audition them on my wall to
    see how they look in the block. So, maybe that is a start.
    I will be anxious to hear how things go for you from here.
    Hopefully one day soon I will be able to loudly say that my
    slump has officially come to an end.

    Oh, and yes, some cool weather would definitely help - we
    have been baking here in Texas the entire month of Aug -
    Actual temps haven't gotten below 100 plus with heat
    indexes at around 110 - 115 degrees. Try working on a
    quilt in that misery. :<
    Marcia

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    Good for you!

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    Congratulation! now to get out of my slump!! :)

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    Am glad to hear you are out of your slump,twisted quilter.
    My slump will end when DGS's go back to school! They fight

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    Am glad to hear you are out of your slump,twisted quilter.
    My slump will end when DGS's go back to school! They fight
    now.

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    I, too, am in a slump. I guess this is what happens when one gets high speed internet and then finds a quilter's message board! I suppose quilter's slump is like "writer's block."

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    She's baaaaaack! Great news, and yes, angelarose, it is like writers block. What we do is a creative process, not a job!
    And to others who are in a slump - it will pass, in it's own season.

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    I am so happy for you. what are you waiting for ? go create. God bless.

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    Thankfully I haven't had a quilting slump since I started machine quilting. I have tons of fabrics that I want to sew into quilts. I can make one in 2 weeks. Glad your slump is over.

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    OK I'm stuck!!!I am an avid hand quilter but after listening to all of you i am open to change. i just completed a fall wall hanging and thot i would try machine quilting. My local quilt shop suggested the invisible thread on the top. i am trying it but not real thrilled. Is this something you get used too! Also my machine (Viking Designer I calls for a special quilting foot. i did not get one with my machine and I have a feeling it's going to be expensive to buy one. Does anyone have any suggestions as to using something else instead of the invisible thread and do i really need a special quilting foot?

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    Happy days are here again for you!

    I was forced into a slump because of broken ankle. I did do a binding on a quilt yesterday.

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    I wonder which is worse; being in a slump when you are able to quilt, or being unable to quilt and wanting to. LOL. We have both been discombobulated and are happy to be back in synch. I am cutting a little with my arm, and sewing a little. Cutting is much harder to do and a little too much pressure reminds me instantly to back off. OUCH!!!
    So happy you are back in the swing of things! Smiles and hugs

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    woo hoo, and she's off ----->wheee :thumbup:

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    Glad you are back - pictures please. It is a great feeling when you have renewed enthusiasm. I think we all need a break now and again.
    Wildyard - I definitely think wanting to quilt and not being able to is worse - the withdrawal is terrible
    Colleen

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    I too, have been in a "dry Spell" as we say in Virginia..I have come alive again and resumed hand piecing a Grandmothers Flower Garden.. Old Quilters never die, they just stitch away. Anne in Richmond,Va

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    alright, I have been there before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    I wonder which is worse; being in a slump when you are able to quilt, or being unable to quilt and wanting to. LOL. We have both been discombobulated and are happy to be back in synch. I am cutting a little with my arm, and sewing a little. Cutting is much harder to do and a little too much pressure reminds me instantly to back off. OUCH!!!
    So happy you are back in the swing of things! Smiles and hugs
    I agree that it would be terrible to want to quilt but are
    unable to because of a physical problem. I know how
    very strange this is going to sound, but my problem
    seems to be that I am physically capable of making
    a quilt, at least as far as my arms working right, etc.,
    and I have a mental desire to see all the fabric and projects
    I have waiting to be made into quilts, but my 'mojo' just
    can't seem to put my physical capabilities and my mental
    desires together. However, as I said, this week I have
    begun to make myself start cutting some things. I hate
    it that I'm having to force myself to so what I used to
    love so much, but at least the effort is being made.

    Also, I am seriously thinking about signing up for a class that
    is out of my comfort zone and taking it. So, like I said -
    baby steps. Hopefully I will be running soon!!!
    Marcia

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    Hurray!! So very glad for you.

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    Y E S!!!!!! I do that, too. I seem to have 2 speeds in life: full tilt and stopped! I never see it coming either! I am stretched out at full speed and then I crash and burn... I pray for balance a lot... ahem...

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    Double huggggggs for you Marcia, I so understand how it feels. 3 cheers for each step you take and for your determination to keep moving. I hope it helps to know that there are many of us right there beside you. Smilesssss, Linda aka wildyard

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