Small Steps

I’m taking small steps to fall back in love with quilting again. I put binding on a WIP from April, now I have a handwork project to keep me busy in the evenings.

What is your latest WIP?

Wanted: Sewing Mojo

I’ve lost my sewing mojo and motivation to do anything sewing related. I was super excited to move and get my sewing space set up and I actually did some quilting since we have moved in, but I haven’t done much in 10 days. I knocked out one WIP completely, which I cannot wait to share with you later this month! I went a bit adventurous on the quilting, at least for me anyway.

I also quilted another WIP, it is currently sitting on my cutting table, waiting to be trimmed…it has sat there for over a week. I just keep piling things on top of it.

I am hoping that by cleaning up my space, completely unpacking and organizing, and hanging some artwork will get my sewing mojo back. I have a stack of half finished shirts that I need to complete!

Tell me, what do you do when you hit a lull in your sewing mojo? Do you do something else creative to jump start it or work through it? Send help!

#IGminiswap

Instagram is my go-to social media for a creative inspiration fix, to see someone’s latest finish, commiserate over ripping stitches, to virtually petting fabric, and watching the latest swap creations make their debuts. After watching the beautiful minis that were made for the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt swap, I promised that I would jump on the next mini swap that popped up on Instagram. Enter the #IGminiswap, organized by @curly_boy1, is the latest IG mini quilt swap (with 572 participants) and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

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I have been stalking my partner on IG as well as other forms of social media as well as formulating a plan for the mini I will make them. I have to have it shipped by early December and I want to get it done early!

We were asked to create a mosaic of quilts we like to help give our partner a sense our tastes, it was much harder than I thought!

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Row 1: Canoe Ridge Creations, Mark Lipinski, MelissasewsNicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft, Row 2: Jenna, Jean Truelove, Quarter Inch Mark, Better Off Thread, Row 3: Peace N Quilt, Mommy’s Nap Time, Julie Herman, Remember Your Karma, Row 4: Freshly Pieced, Shape Moth, Better Off Thread, Sally England

I enjoy looking at what I ended up with – I love geese and, apparently, I am drawn to rainbow colored quilts (maybe one needs to go onto my to do list).

What swaps are you, or have you been, a part of?

 

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