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    a quilt i started

    Here is a quilt i started I kind of in away lost a little interest in quilting. I dont know if I burned my self up. Any how the pattern is called The land of nod book by Judy Martin Scraps Blocks & QuiltsName:  IMG_0112.JPG
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    wondered where you & your beautiful quilts have been. but, that can happen ..get burned out. after 30+ yrs i've gone into significant slowdown last couple years, but getting back into looking at fabrics, patterns ..getting ideas for projects. but that block is fabulous ..i don t have that particular judy martin book, but i love love the block you're using! will be a fabulous quilt when you're done.
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    Don, it's so good to see you on here again! Been wondering about you. Glad you're still on planet earth and doing at least a little sewing. But hey, burnout happens. I've kind of hit a plateau right now in my own sewing, but that may return when my arm/shoulder has healed. \\ Your partial quilt looks like a beauty. Maybe make it just a little throw quilt--sandwich it now , bind and call it done. I would if I was burnt out.

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    We all sometime take a break from piecing quilts and it doesn't mean we never go back to quilting and piecing. When I want a change I do wool applique by hand or do hand embroidery or add to my box of english paper piecing. But, I always go back to piecing and quilting. You do such great work and I know I would miss seeing your work here. That piece you are now showing looks really difficult. Looking forward to seeing your quilts after you've taken a little break.
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    Well, Hello Mr. Don. Boy I have missed seeing your work. I don't quilt hardly at all, but I'm on here looking at other busy people's work.ha. it's about all I can do is get up and eat.ha,ha. But, just rest yourself and you will get into it again, maybe. My DH is a workaholic, but I'm not. Glad to see your work. And wow, it looks hard work to me.
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    What pretty blocks! Nice job!

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    That's beautiful, Don.

    I've been missing you too. Been wondering how you were. Burnout explains it, tho. Just glad you haven't been sick. Good to see you post!
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    I've also wondered what happened to you. Burning yourself out is a possibility of every quilter. Hope you get back on the track again soon.

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    I went thru a year recently when I just couldn't get back to quilting but now I'm back. My issue now what do I do with all the pieces I make. I have been giving a few away so that helps some.

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    We've all missed you, Don, but we understand. That looks like a VERY complicated quilt, but will be beautiful when done. Take a break, do something else but you can always "check in" here and see what's going on.

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    Hi Don. Nice to see you posting again. I missed seeing your quilts and hearing about your quilt journey. I, too, got burned out. I haven't been sewing for over a year. Sometimes I go into the sewing room and make a crumb block or look at fabric or look at magazines but so far, inspiration has not returned. Hopefully, you are finding other things to keep you happy. Look forward to seeing more of your posts

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    Don, good to see you posting again. I had been wondering where you went. You have been a prolific quilter. It's okay to take a step back and give yourself much needed rest/relaxation!
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    Oh I love those. the red pops. you can always add a border around those and then add a different block around that. and so on until you have the size quilt you are happy with. Keep going. if not, sit that one aside and go to something new for awhile. those can always wait. ask me how i know...
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    Hi Don,
    Glad to see you. And glad you're doing ok even if a little burned out on quilting. That happens to us all I think. Your new quilt is beautiful.

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    It’s a great start. Everyone needs a break once in a while. I’m glad you’re ok - I was worried about you.
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    Hello Don. Have been thinking about you lately, wondering what you are doing. This block looks very detailed and time consuming. Perhaps you can alternate with another quilt pattern that is not so intensive. I like to watch YouTube’s, talk to quilting fiends, go to a guild meeting, etc. when I want to get back in the mood to piece. Glad to see you posting again!!!!

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    Another beautiful quilt in the works, Don. Have missed seeing your work on the board.

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    That's a beautiful block. The little bits and pieces make it interesting. Hope your loss of interest is just a passing phase. Love the color choice of the block too.

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    Looks like a good start. I'm glad to see you back at your quilting. I always enjoy seeing your creations.

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    You have been missed Don. Your block will make a beautiful quilt. I hope the burn out doesn't last long.
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    You always do such fine work, museum quality! Hope you overcome your quilter's bloc (pardon the pun), I miss seeing all your fabulous quilts. I wish I had more time to quilt, I'm so far behind it hurts, but I dream of fabric & shapes at least twice a week. So glad you posted, been missing you, dear quilter!!!
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    Sometimes you just need a break.

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    I understand and don't do whole quilts very much anymore. I do enjoy piecing so I collect 6" patterns and make one or even 2 per day to make into quilt tops. I send these up to Canada and my group up there makes them into "community" quilts for the needy. So I can enjoy fiddling with a bunch of blocks. Perhaps there is a group near you that would welcome using you pieces.
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    Hey Don, I've been wondering about you also. I haven't been quilting in the last 8 months. Cleaned up the sewing room, and now maybe I can get back to sewing. Your quilt is going to be another beauty.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    That is a beautiful block. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for posting, and welcome back.

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