What inspires me?
Sometimes I get sidetracked and lose my focus on my project at hand. Sometimes it is frustration due to unrealized expectations, sometimes it’s life’s little interruptions, I can go on an on. Sometimes it’s this face.
My point is sometimes I need inspiration to get back into focus and continue my UFO Journey. Sometimes I just need to be fueled by other quilters and their projects. Pinterest is an awesome source of inspiration. Ialso start surfing for Blogs of other quilterswho have similar interests.. I visit my favorite Blogs and see what projects they are displaying.
This is where I have been focusing lately. I got frustrated with my UFO Basket BOM. Executing the pattern, interpreting the pattern I let myself get bogged down. I then turned my focus to one other UFO and dreaming about a project I have long wanted to try ,Friends of Baltimore by Sue Garman. I spent some time reading Sue’s Blog and mulling over whether I want to start yet another BOM. Simple Bird Applique is offering a new BOM incorporating two of Sue’s patterns one being Friends of Baltimore. I have been seriously tempted. I ordered month 1 from Sue Garman of the Friends of Baltimore. I read through her instructions and studied the pattern for the Eagle and the Clipper Ship. Seeing a multitude of pieces to applique encouraged my completing Block 1 of a Boy and a Girl. I came to a decision that I will follow along with Simple Bird’s progress but will make Friends of Baltimore at my own pace. I am happy with that decision.
I am now halfway finished hand appliqueing block 1 of A Boy and A Girl by Kim McLean. But not without assistance.
This has been on my to do list for several months. I just procrastinated. It is fast becoming a realization with a big fat check mark. Happy Dance time.
I am also looking forward to being inspired by viewing the 400 plus quilts that are reportedly entered in the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s show September 9th and 10th.
I have realized my inspiration comes from all around me. My family, my friends, my beloved animals, other quilters, but most of all my faith.
Be inspired today or be someone’s inspiration!
Have a blessed day..