Tuesday, April 23, 2013

15 Minute Challenge - Observation Wrap Up

Is it really the last Tuesday in April?  Wow, that was fast.  That means today it's time to wrap up this month's fostering creativity theme of "become an observer".  This one was a hard topic to write on.  I didn't find many references about the link between observation and creativity for quilters.  That forced me to ask how do I use observation when selecting/designing a pattern then selecting the fabrics to use.  In today's world, it's not hard to find inspiration.  It's just a click away on the Internet.  The opportunity to observe color trends and techniques for making piecing easier and more accurate are widespread.  I don't have much time to cruise Pinterest, but I do visually devour any of my quilting magazines when they arrive. The opportunity to "attentively regard" is pretty easy in the quilting world.  

I've not been doing a lot of observing lately since I've got a May deadline to finish up several quilts. I did a good job of at least getting into the sewing room each day this last week.

So 7 out of 7 this week makes up for the just 4 days last week.  I'm down to 2 quilts which need piecing, one that's ready to go out for quilting and 2 that need the binding.  Definite progress.  

How did your week go?  Did you find some time to sew/knit/craft?  Or was it one of those weeks were the rest of your life required your undivided attention?  Link up below and share what's going on (or not) in your sewing room.  

1. Julie in GA

2. Kate @katiemaequilts

3. Lesley A

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Lynne said...

Oops, should I tell you there's still one more Tuesday ...?

seabreezequilts said...

School holidays here so I haven't been participating, mainly because I don't get a chance to get on the computer and when I do I'm don't really have anything to say. Stitching has been a bit hit and miss, though I have a couple of projects that must get done soon. So you can say I am more observational at the moment than doing. I'm a nut for Pinterest and I even on occasion do more than just pin I actually use the links, though the last link to something crafty to do was not successful :( . Great week on your part, catch you next week when I may feel more in a sharing mood lol.

Denise :) said...

I know what you mean about April passing quickly. I blinked and here we are at the end of the month! Yikes! I do not ever work well when I have a deadline. I'm the worst procrastinator in the whole wide world. It's awful. Sometimes I think I set deadlines for myself just to see how creatively I can excuse not making them. All that to say that I would not do well if I had the deadlines you've got!! Once again -- while I find your challenge numbers impressive, it's the background that really caught my eye!! LOL! :)

Katie Z. said...

You're doing well, despite your crazy schedule!

thea said...

No sewing going on here. I was out of town all last week, getting back on Sunday. I took some knitting with me but had to rip some out and got discouraged .. this week will definitely be better.

lesleyworth said...

Life definitely interfered with my sewing plans! But hey, I can deal! Congrats on your excellent progress on your quilts!

Shay said...

Not much going on here but it looks like you're sewing for both of us ! What a fantastic week!