Sunday, May 04, 2008

realization

After running through several blogs, I have come to the conclusion that some people spend a lot more time "thinking" about their quilting...

I am so much more the "just do it" kind of quilter.

Neither good nor bad - just an observation.

Any observations that you have made recently? (Doesn't have to be quilt related.)

11 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

LOL. I 'thought' this was quite funny because if I 'thought' more and 'did' less I wouldn't have quite so many UFO's! ;O)

Ruth's Place said...

I've realised that I read far too many blogs and it's eating into my quilting time. I'm going to have to cull, I'm feeling oppressed by the number of unread feeds, but deciding who goes and who stays is just so hard - you of course will be staying!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I've observed there are a lot more quilt shows and fewer show stopper quilts in them, maybe because they are spending all their time blogging and not working on those quilts!

Carole said...

I'm one that spends a lot of time thinking about a quilt. More so the machine quilting part! Once I have a pattern, I'll make changes and move on. It's the machine quilting part that takes me a while to design! Keep well!

Susan said...

I had an observation this weekend!

After using a seam ripper quite a bit on a quilt top that had a lot of big triangles - that got stretched out of shape...

Anyway, I observed that I like painting quilt squares rather than sewing them, see my post today: no strings attached

Mama Koch said...

After cleaning in my sewing room yesterday, I realized (duh) that I've GOT to finish what I've got started and quit planning so many quilts. Even if they're just in my head--There's too many out there I'd like to make and not enough time!

The Carolina Quilter said...

Hahhahhaha!!!! LOL! Well, I got a very large pictorial wallhanging quilt done of my church in one week and was one week I didn't have time to sit around thinking about it. Mentioned that I should have done one in the centennial meeting about six weeks ago and when the minutes came out about three weeks ago, it said my quilt would be among the pieces of art that would be presented May 4th during the homecoming service!!!!!!!!!!! Had to tie up some loose ends, do a thread painting program for a guild in the lower part of the state, etc. so started it last Saturday and had it framed and ready for the big day just in the nick of time. Whew! Now I'm pooped. I'm going back to giving myself more time to 'think' about them. Also as Ruth indicates, if you don't keep up with everyone on the rings, you get forgotten and deleted! I haven't had time to check in for weeks now.

Exuberant Color said...

After quilting for 51 years, I have a lot of fabric, and many ideas. I just jump into my projects, the fabric was purchased years ago so I don't feel frantic about the money I am spending. I think that many new quilters are so serious about not making mistakes. I have to call mistakes opportunities instead. Takes away the seriousness of it.

McIrish Annie said...

I realized that working three days a week as I did last week, makes Annie a happier girl. soo I will be confronting the big boss about a 3 day week very soon.

I also realized that in the last year 4 LQS in my area have closed! A couple for family reasons and a couple because of $$$. not happy about that!

Tanya said...

We worry about making the perfect thing and then end up not making anything.

Kathy Wagner said...

Yes...I have observed this in my quilt guild too. Many members who I have seen for years have never shown a quilt they have made. I have wondered if they just enjoy the "thinking" part but aren't really quilters?