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.

wendysquilting on February 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM 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!

Quilt Hollow on February 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM 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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