Thursday, May 16, 2013

Finding my Motivation

This pretty much sums up the last few weeks, as I'm still struggling to get my sewing mojo back.  Before this, I used to spend hours in my studio either quilting, prepping for my next project, or spending time at the computer working on pattern-writing, answering emails, etc. 

Now, what little bit of time I do have (because my "pay the bills" job has been demanding LOTS of long hours lately), I've been spending it doing ALOT of nothing.  While I realize that we all get in those modes now and again, it is very frustrating because I know that I have alot I SHOULD be doing, and even more that I WANT to be doing.

The saving grace, has been that I can always count on a little charitable there is no bigger motivater then doing things for others.

First, my guild (St. Louis MQG) is participating in the "To Boston With Love" pennant collection.  Did you hear that all of the pennants will hang in the prestigious Boston Museum of Fine Arts will exhibit the collection on May 23rd through June 16th...AWESOME!!!

Here are my 3 pennant contributions.  The first is a Paper Pieced Flying Geese, and the others are appliqued.


And as part of the monthly do.Good.Stitches Bee (Trust Circle).  I contributed these 2 blocks.

Third, I'm working on piecing and quilting all of the blocks that were collected during my month of the do.Good.Stitches Bee (Trust Circle).  I can't wait to put the finishing touches on this one and share it with the group.

Obviously, these weeks haven't been completely unproductive, as evidenced by the above; but they they haven't been what I would consider usual.  I'll just continue to take it one day at a time and see what happens. 

One goal I do have is that after Memorial Day, I'll be looking for some Pattern Testers.  Yep, it's about that time again.  I'm working on my next 2 quilt patterns and need some assistance.  So if you are interested, definately let me know and I'll put your name on the "Eager Beaver" list.  The official call will go out in a few weeks.
Happy Thursday !!

P.S.    I have gotten a few emails asking if I will be making another pixelated quilt anytime soon.  Honestly, I'm dying to do another one (Yep, even after all of that tedious work); but it's going to have to wait a while.


  1. What beautiful pennants and blocks, Kristy. Consider your "doing nothing" time as an energy booster for more creativity down the road!

  2. I'd love to be a pattern tester. I've never been a tester, but I work almost exclusively from patterns so I think it would be fun!

  3. What does being a tester entail? Do we commit to making an entire quilt?

  4. Kristy - It is Lisa from KCMQG, I have 6 days left of teaching high school until summer break. Let me know if you need help with testing. After a couple of "do nothing days" I will be ready for some sewing.

  5. I'd love to pattern test :)

  6. More than happy to test a pattern for you again. I had so much fun with the first one!

  7. Kristy, I'd be happy to test your next pattern. nancy, near philadelphia

  8. Ummm eager beaver here! Your blocks are beautiful! And you have been more productive than I have. I haven't done anything quilty and I have four bee blocks due soon. You go girl!

  9. id be interested in testing too!


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