Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Finding inspiration



I am usually a start-one-quilt-and-finish-it-completely-before-you-start-another-one kind of girl.  




But I still haven't basted, quilted or bound my last one.  I just haven't felt like nor found the time to baste it.

Plus I have to piece a backing for it. 

And it would require me to mop the kitchen floor to baste it. 

And I haven't felt like mopping.  ::gasp::




 I've been wanting to start something new.



So I did.

-dana

28 comments:

beth said...

starting something new is the solution to all of life's little difficulties. Mopping the floor will just have to wait.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Stop the Mop!
and put the metal to the Treadle Baby!
Tisha

Trudi said...

Wooohoooo, I could never be just a one quilt at a time kinda girl, I'm a 20 at a time girl, and I love the creativity it brings me! I'm thinking of starting something new too! (just too many to choose from LOL)

Jen said...

yay! Can't wait to see it!!!

Simone said...

That's okay. I haven't done anything else to the one I sent you a picture of weeks, maybe even months ago. Homeschooling is all consuming these day. Enjoy your new project.

Artfulife said...

I hear you on this one!

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'm usually a one quilt at a time kinda girl, but once in a while I'll have a few projects going at once because ADD kicks in hehe

Allie said...

Looks pretty! I'm usually a start three kind a girl. ;)

Quiltnbee said...

ARGHHHHHH! What a tease!!! I wanna see, I wanna see!!! the fabrics and colors are gorgeous...

Kelly O. said...

I don't blame you :)

Scottish Nanna said...

I dont love my mop either you are my kind of girl Happy sewing.
Hugs Mary.

grendelskin said...

What's a mop?

I usually have anywhere from 3-6 going at once; sometimes it *is* overwhelming. But two are handwork and therefore long term so they don't count ... right?

Katherine said...

This is exactly how my mind works! So, we would be right at home with one another, Dana. Currently I have one quilt waiting for me to piece the back and baste it, one quilt waiting for borders and I here I started another quilt. No apologies, though. Diversity keeps life interesting, right? Besides, it makes more sense to do the mopping when you have several quilts needing a clean floor for basting. ;o) That's my theory...

mommymae said...

oh, oh, oh! i can't wait to see it!

8_Late said...

PSHT! Roll with whatever creativity you've got & if it isn't to finish a quilt but rather to start a whole new project then carpe diem, girl!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm finishing one I started months ago, but looking at your Innocent Crush makes me want to dig mine out! It's all your fault if that old one doesn't get finished! kidding...

Em said...

I have several quilts 'in process'... I can't seem to find the time to get them done right now! Maybe if I have some time over Christmas break, I'll get the sewing machine out again! I love your rows of thread - so pretty!

Sandra said...

LOL! It never seems to be a problem to start new projects...just a problem to get them finished. Sometimes you just need to be in the mood to accomplish your goals.

traceyjay said...

Pretty pictures! (I have no less than 10 quilts all going at a time... usually many, many more than that!) :-D

melissa said...

Every time you post about mopping preventing quilt basting I just laugh to myself. And then I comment (again) and tell you that I'm always in the same boat! I'm contemplating whether or not I should mop this evening or tomorrow in order to baste. Did I tell you about the wonders of the steam mop last time I commented? I HIGHLY recommend looking into purchasing one. Do your homework though and read reviews on amazon. Someone did a crazy extensive review and I used her advice when I bought mine. All that said the steam mop might make it easier to mop but it will not increase your desire to do so! That I have not found a cure for yet!

Christy said...

One at a time? Are you kidding?? I still haven't finished my quilt from the 2009 summer quilt along. :}

Jessica Christensen said...

I am (so obviously) NOT a finish-before-you-start-anything-new kinda girl. I just flit back and forth between multiple projects so if I feel like cutting things, I can or if I feel like quilting, I can do that too. Whatever I'm in the mood for, I do. Unfortunately, the backlash is that I'm neck-deep in projects! Looking forward to see your Innocent Crush project (is that right?).

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Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm anxious to see what's happening over there! Lots of pretty fabrics for sure!

Elissa said...

eeek! :-)

i never feel like mopping. who could blame you?

corinnea said...

You're supposed to mop before you baste? Hmmm.... Is that why my quilts are kinda crunchy?....

Nancy said...

I admire you starting and finishing one quilt at a time. I get the top finished and then lose interest. Stilly trying to finish three that I got that far. One of these days...

holly k said...

Your photos are delightful...inspired me!! :)