Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On The Merits Of Motivation

Procrastination gets a bad rap from all those high-energy pundits that would have you go, go, go, right out straight all the time. I say you should loaf a little. It's good for ya!

While I am avoiding selecting a binding fabric for my Celtic Solstice ( that's right, I haven't even decided yet), my sewing machine has the constant lure of little pieces itching to become more Sunny Lanes blocks. It looks like a small Civil War confetti-bomb went off.

Charlene, over at The Golden Gese quilt shop in Concord, New Hampshire, had given me a bagful of her personal culls of Civil War stuff. Thank you, Charlene!!! Look at these pretties!

Up against the rough plywood wall by my machine, I pinned up a single Sunny Lanes block as an example to look at as I sew along.
It helps prevent sewing pieces "bass-ackwards," with the subsequent ripping out afterwards. The tricky part are the mirror images in the parallelograms.

Because I'm doing those 3" Bonus HST's, it goes slowly.

We'll see what comes of those! But in the meantime, slow projects can keep you busy for a long time, without a finish. So maybe your mojo needs a booster shot.  Ahh, then it's pillowcase time!  The tutorial is here if you need it. Here is one of a pair that I did at The Alton Senior Center on Tuesday.

Keep a mindful eye on pacing yourself so that you don't get burned out. Remember to give yourself lots of pats on the back for your progress. Chocolate helps, too, LOL!

Happy Sewing!


Janet said...

Good advice! I need to tell myself constantly that getting sewing done at a snail's pace is still getting sewing done.

Janet O. said...

You are a wonderful cheerleader, Vic.
I could use some loafing about now! : )

cityquilter grace said...

nobody would ever think you lacked motivation....lovely progress and gorgeous fabrics...

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