This is what happens when I stop working on a project for a while and then try to return to it. I stopped working on Stonefields for about a month to set up my blog and to quilt Mountmellick. Now I have quilters block and, while I have made some blocks, I can 't work up too much enthusiasm. What do you think?
The two I like best are these which are based on blocks from Chuck Nohara's book 2001 Nouveaux Blocs de Patchwork.
This is a very fun book. Chuck explores lots of the different types of blocks from applique to log cabin to circles to wedding rings and hexagons. I mean, 2001 blocks covers a lot of ground.
Here are some photos of her book so you can get
a better idea. Here are appliqued flowers and below are some pieced blocks and wreathes. I am going to include the block of three flowers at the bottom middle in my quilt.
You can buy the book thru Quiltmania's site.
Anyway, back to my life problems: quilters block! Not the square kind! Its the lack of focus kind. I think the blocks I made are okay but I am just not "feeling it" and have to force myself. This is why I rarely stop one project and work on another. I get lost in a muddle. However, I will keep on it and know my memory of this quilt will return to help me out.
In part, I lose memory of the fabrics for the quilt. They are kept in labelled boxes by "major" color and it is easy to forget what is in the boxes and what matches were planned. Ask any appliquer and they will tell you that you pretty much have to memorize the fabric you plan on using so it is always in mind.
Here is Blossom taking in the rays. This is where we hang out most the time. That's my worktable in the forefront.
Here is a photo of the Baltimore Oriole come to visit. He will only stay about a week but he is so pretty! Also in the photo is a blackbird, 2 ring neck doves and two ordinary sparrows.
Happy quilting to you! I hope to me too!