Welcome to another episode of quilting confessions: Squirrel Addition. We all have them no matter what you call them, those little distractions that get in your head and eat at you until you make them and set them free. I think my friend Sandra at mmmquilts says it best when she calls them DrEAMi Moments...Drop Everything And Make it. You have to. You cannot move on with your quilting and creative life until you set that beast free.
For me, sometimes a squirrel will live inside my head happily frolicking around, slowly eating away at my attention for weeks before I acknowledge it. This particular squirrel was born on December 7th when the first episode of Craftsy and Angela Walter's The Midnight Quilt Show was released. The Variable Star Quilt.
I will show you more of this one after it's quilted. However, those C+S fabrics were still calling my name. I could hear them in my sleep.
Once it was completely unfolded there are little black spiders printed all over it; just so happens none showed up when it was folded in the box. Guess those aren't flowers but webs. Be careful...unfold with caution.
With fabric sliced, stars formed in our living room. I even dug out the portable design wall so I could view them as they came together.
And so I gave birth to my squirrel. I can breath a bit. It's all ready for me to quilt it but it knows it has to wait just a bit longer. I feel like I can focus on other things now...like my list (which it has been added to).
Do you find yourself influenced by the power of squirrels from time to time (all the time)? Do you find it hard to concentrate on projects because newer, prettier projects flirt for your attention? Do you just WANT a distraction?