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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Time out

My name is Jess, and I put quilts in time out. How does this even happen? Well, I get into these "sprints" that have five stages:

1. I get *SUPER INSPIRED*, all of a sudden, to work on a project, and it's all I can think about.

2. This goes on for a couple of days. Maybe even a whole week. Once, it was an entire month of bliss.

3. At some point, something gets repetitive (or in some cases, I catch I-just-want-to-finish-itis, which is NOT ideal for a hobby that's supposed to be relaxing!).

4. The fallout begins, and the quilt and I have a little break-up (okay, that never really happened with Pumpkin Spice Latte, but that was a unique circumstance).

5. I nurse my wounds and eventually find a reason to return to the project.




The medallion is still evolving, and it is now sitting folded up somewhere in the time out corner, and I am over here. I love love love it, but we needed a break. After sewing all the pluses (there were *only* 20 but picking out the fabrics took at least 2 hours), getting IG and Liz feedback about a middle border, and piecing said border, I couldn't look at it anymore. That's okay though -  I'm sure I'll be back at it soon enough. I think I'll be piecing a thin black border (white specked) around the pluses (I feel like it needs one more little pop of black) before the last border (or... will it be the last? I just don't know yet, and that's the most fun part!).

That border of jewel tones was way too exciting (but just exciting enough for a lazy Sunday afternoon). There are Lizzy House cats, jewels, navy and purple Domino Dots, Bike Path, my favorite tone-on-tone Pearl Bracelets, and dandelions. Sigh. I originally thought of a black border, or a solid purple or navy border, but this is WAY better! When in doubt, go with color - a message to future Jess.

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10 comments:

  1. well, its beautiful and worth finishing (when its done with it's time in the corner)

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  2. I have never put a quilt in time out. . . but have wanted to on a few occasions :) this quilt is going to be all kinds of awesome!!

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  3. Well, it is certainly coming along! I SO relate to the five steps. I'm in such a sewing funk. I need something fun to work on, but instead I just keep trying to talk myself into powering through...

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  4. I give my quilts time outs too! sometimes you just need some alone time, some space, right?? Lol Beautiful quilt!

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  5. Of course quilts need time outs! Especially when they're being obnoxious or bratty. :D Someday (hopefully sooner than a few years) you'll need to work on something bright, happy, and cheerful, then you'll be back to this. :D

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  6. I do the same thing! I have several in that time out corner right now. Some have been there for (a few) years! Your quilts are always such happy ones! I enjoy seeing what you have done.

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  7. it's really beautiful, but it is good to know your limit when a project gets tiresome. When I get tired of a quilt, that's when I end up making mistakes on it.

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  8. Le sigh. SO pretty Jess, a riot of colour in the best possible way!

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  9. when you're creating your own design it's probably important that you do this to let ideas fester :) Also, I just now noticed that the middle looks like a hashtag :) :) :)

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  10. So I saw the pic, Jess, and thought, "That needs a thin bit of black in that outer border," then read you saying you think it needs a little more black : P So yes! I agree lol. And now I need to go get one of my projects out of time out (which usually happens in the just-need-to-bind-it stage for me because I am so over the project by then) and get to work!

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