Sunday, 21 March 2010

I haven't had alot of time for playing in my studio recently and I'm not even sure I've felt the desire to do so either. My mojo has definitely left me stranded. Part of me has wanted to just escape to the studio, but a bigger part hasn't even had the energy to do that.

I do know however that if I can just get myself back into the swing of it I will feel a whole lot better about everything. So yesterday I forced myself to start cutting squares out of the fabrics Ruby had chosen for her quilt.

Isn't it amazing how with those first cuts a rush of excitement enters and you just want to do more? You start to see the design in your head. The fabrics start talking to you and leading you and you wonder why it took you so long in the first place.

This afternoon I'm going to start laying them out and see where we get to. It's going to be interesting to see how it all blends. The quilt is for Ruby so I did have to let her choose what she wanted. However, as we all know, kids choices aren't necessarily the right ones, so I have added a couple of my own and taken out a couple of hers. There were some that where non negotiable...from both of us.

By the time they are all together and I've added the necessary (for me) linen and embroidering, I'm hoping it will be pleasing to us both. Time will tell and I'll be sure to let you know how our journey goes...

10 comments:

manda said...

Going to be gorgeous! Obviously!!
We need a studio together - a nice big bright space, full of fabrics that we can both escape to. With wine. And cheese....

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Looks likes it's going to be wonderful!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh wow it looks wonderful.
Hope your mojo comes back in it's full force.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Glad to hear your beautiful quilt has inspired you once again.
Love those colours, I have been collecting red and pinks to make my daughter a quilt too.

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

We all lose our mojos from time to time, it will soon spring back.

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Have a good evening/week ahead.

One Flew Over said...

A fantastic selection Karen!

Justine said...

Ohhh the colours are gorgeous!! Now tell me where your fave fabric stores are will you...I'm currently collecting fabrics in blues, greys and reds for my boy and pinks, reds and greens for my girl...I will then embark upon quilts! Wish me luck....

annie's abode said...

i love the colours - it will look so lovely when it is finished. looking forward to seeing it.
anniex

Susan L (lily40au) said...

the fabric looks really interesting ... the colours look so nice

Tanya said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my place, fellow lover of the wonderful fabric stuff! Doesn't your pile just look beautiful all stacked up there?