Monday, February 28, 2011

Anxiety to get something done.

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
Have you ever felt creatively stumped? Last summer I had this need to get something done. I needed to get something finished. Something I could see done so that I could once again feel creative. I'm feeling that way lately.

I have a few projects going. That alone is a red flag. I'm a start one, finish one type of gal and for me to have several projects in the works tells me that I cannot focus. Like when you are in an accident, incident, where you panic and you cannot function properly. I'm letting the anxiety kick in.

I am actively working on my Bali Wedding Star, Opening Day and my new Applique project. I also have my Two Piece Puzzle that is on the sidelines.

Well yesterday, instead of working on any of these projects, I started on something else.

A few weeks ago I was at my local quilt store and they were having a Fig Tree & Co trunk show. On the wall was this quilt:

I had seen the quilt online both on Johanna's website (picture above was hijacked from her site) and also at Sherri's site (I believe she actually pieced this beauty). But I was not very intrigued. I have basket issues that have left me scarred. So, I was very surprised when I saw this quilt on the wall and fell in love.

I immediately bought the pattern.
I had to have it.
I already had a Fat Eighth of Breakfast at Tiffany's that was calling to be used in a project.

On Saturday, I went back to my local quilt shop to pick up some of this yumminess for my Applique project (I sooo love this line. I can't believe I didn't buy a FE or FQ bundle - now I can only pick up bits and pieces of it. I feel like crying!) and while I was there I found some Fig Tree yardage that screamed to be used in the border of Petit Fours.

Well, if I already HAD the borders, might as well start up on the blocks.

This small blocks come together sooo quick! I had 7 done in no time. A little something extra... the handle is appliqued on. I kept telling myself that I was practicing for the BIG applique project!

I think they are coming out okay.

Anyway. I started on this project now. I feel guilty as hell. I just need to get something done. Something finished. Then I can relax a bit, but until then, the lack of finished projects will drive me crazy!!

Have you ever felt like this?

7 comments on "Anxiety to get something done."

Nancy Near Philadelphia on February 28, 2011 at 7:36 AM said...

IMNSHO, focus is highly overrated! I love the pattern and am acquiring it immediately.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for this pattern to arrive...I sure hope it slips across the border without any issues along with the other goodies I ordered as in a bundle of buttercup :). I think we quilters are prone to many projects at different keeps life interesting I guess.

Nicole on February 28, 2011 at 9:04 AM said...

I must start this quilt immediately!

Anonymous said...

I do love this one...saw it when it first came out...but did some hand slapping!

Carolyn on February 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM said...

Love this quilt, I understand your eagerness to start! I've had startitis with my knitting projects. I have several started but want to start more. I have some quilting projects I want to start to, but have managed to hold off. Can't wait to see your progress on the baskets!

Béa on March 8, 2011 at 7:07 AM said...

Love this pattern, like all Fig Tree things ! I have to order it too...Can't wait to see more blocks. Hugs from France.

Sue on March 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM said...

Oh how I love this fig tree basket pattern and your firsst basket is just perfect !


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