Friday, February 6, 2015

What do you do when your not in the mood?

When I went home yesterday, I just wasn't in the mood to set at my machine or work on my quilt binding.  Was I sick?  Nope just wan't in the mood to sew.
 I had been working hard in the evenings piecing on some of my quilt blocks and needed a break.
I chose three unfinished tops and tried to find some inspiration on how to quilt them.  I started off with my Holiday in Kashmir top.  It is made up of the same block with sashing.  
I was pretty happy with what I came up with so I moved on to my Jelly Roll Race quilt top.  It is basically a strip quilt and my two basic thoughts are to quilt something different in each strip section or do an all over design of some sort.  
As of right now, if I can find a nice variegated thread, my favorite is the wavy lines in the middle picture.  They should add a nice texture and movement to the quilt.

My last quilt top is something I pieced very early on.  I have allowed it to set around forever because I hate my fabric choices.  Looking at it today, I don't feel like they flow well together, so every time I try to figure out a way to quilt it I get frustrated.  I could just do a very basic over all design, but I think a more custom job will do it justice.  (At least it will in my head)  
So after drawing and erasing I came up with two possibilities for the pieced blocks.  I still have not figured out how to deal with the background.  Maybe a few more glasses of wine tonight and I'll find some inspiration.

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