Wednesday, 25 March 2015

silence is perturbing


well that was an unintentional break... it hasn't been because anything wonderful or tragic happened, life has just been rolling along. Honestly I think it's not a good sign, it tends to mean I feel a bit stuck and when I'm disconnected to my making and writing it all feels a bit blah. Ambivalence doesn't sit well with me and so I am shaking it off and just trying to get back to it. 

I've been cleaning like a mad woman, when my house and space feel ordered I have a much better frame of mind. I even tackled my sewing space today and that felt good, it also motivated me to get some things done.

This week I finished another green tea and sweet beans quilt block, though it doesn't strictly follow the pattern because I chose to English paper piece different flowers again and then appliqué them:


I have 21 blocks to go (some of them are small) and then the filler blocks. I'm in no hurry though.

During the clean up I discovered a quilt top that I would like to complete so I'm working on that too, though I have decided just to get it done in a way that makes me happy rather than struggling with things I'm not enjoying any more, so quick borders it will be!



My husband is working hard to prepare for an exhibition he's organised at Yuck Print House. The opening is this Friday, if you are in the Manchester area I would love to see you there! It opens 6:30pm Friday 27th March and continues to Sunday 24th May.



Hope you're all having a great week and I'm intending to make the most of what's left of it!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  

13 comments:

  1. Yes !!! Flowers - bring them on!! Love how they look like they are blowing in the WARM SPRING wind!!! :)

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  2. Did notice you weren't blogging for a few days ! I love how this quilt is coming along

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  3. I hear ya. I miss having time to blog and sew sew sew. Work is bogging me down right now. Glad it sounds like you're back in the swing of things!

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  4. love your block, it's so pretty.

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  5. Your latest Green Tea block is gorgeous. I think the best patterns are those we can truly make our own! I am really looking forward to seeing more of it! I can imagine this is going to be BETTER than the original!

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  6. I hear you. I have been cleaning, and de cluttering my house like mad this week too. Although I have to stop as I filled up too many bags now. it felt SO good, like I was in control again. And I have decided not to bother with projects that I keep putting it off, it means that I don't like them and should not spend my valuable time on them... Will see how I get on with that! Love that appliqué block!

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  7. I ove your Green Tea block! I'm the same, I'm much more creative and enjoy the process a whole lot more if I have an uncluttered space to work in.

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  8. Beautiful block! Spring is in the air! I always feel better after cleaning! It helps me focus on whatever it is I'm in the middle of quilting. I'm more guilt free!

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  9. The flowers are sweet, I really like the blue one. x

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  10. The end of Winter just has a way of dragging us all down. So, Yay, come on Spring! Your block looks just like Spring has Sprung!

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  11. I love your latest block! Hope we get some sunny weather to perk you up xx

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  12. Ha! I clean when I'm unhappy. Or just. .......yeah, disconnected. That's a great way to put it. It's been a weird week for me. But the sun's out today, my house is clean and everything seems brighter today! Yay for us both! X

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