August 28, 2006

Quilting funk

I'm still in kind of a funk after completing the "red monster" quilt.  I just can't seem to get enthused about the project I thought I wanted to complete next.  It's on my design wall, but it's not 'popping' for me.

I took another quilt top to the shop where my sis-in-law works to get opinions about the border fabric I had.  I wasn't really thrilled with the fabric, but I didn't especially want to buy any more fabric for this quilt top.  Well, the consensus of the 5 quilters who hovered around my quilt top was that the fabric I had did nothing to enhance the quilt, which is what I suspected all along.  My sis-in-law suggested a new line of Moda's they'd just gotten in, and I found 2 fabrics that I liked really well with my top.  Again, the consensus was that they were it!

So more fabric came home with me - what the heck, I've already blown my "Great Fabric Depression" resolution for the month.  But I am excited about getting this quilt top finished and to the quilter.

Now borders are one of the other chores that is not a pleasant task for me, so no guarantees on how long it will take me to get them on the quilt!  I did get 2 sides of the first border done, so some small progress is being made.


  1. I rarely use borders for that very reason. I'd rather make more blocks. I really like some of the quilts in your finished gallery. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So, what can we do to help you out of your funk??? You need inspiration or do you need an assignment? teehee

  3. I don't blame you for buying more fabric. Especially since it will help you complete this quilt. =)