Tuesday, June 4, 2013

15 Minute Challenge - Collecting Inspiration

How can it be Tuesday again?  I can't say it snuck up on me, I knew it was coming, but how did it get here so fast?  It's raining and lightening here this morning.  We have the threat of more severe storms, but the severe risk is mainly lightening and hail.  Thankfully the tornado risk will remain low at least through Wednesday. 

Since it is a new month, there is a new fostering creativity theme to discuss.  June's creativity theme is "collecting inspiration".  Like last month's theme of exploring other interests, collecting inspiration is something most of us do readily (fabric, patterns, books, rulers).  What do you collect that fires up your creativity?  What makes you want to make a quilt in those colors or using that shape?  I'd have to say my biggest source of inspiration that I collect a lot of is fabric.  How can I feature this print?  How do I put those colors together?  Those questions will make me reach for my quilting books or have me firing up the computer to play around in EQ.  

Not a lot of inspiration going on in my sewing room.  I'm still in "finish up" mode.  I've got the binding on three of the five quilts that were supposed to have been completed last month.  Just two more left.  The OSU quilt was finished on Sunday after spending most of last week was spent attaching the binding.

Last night I paid the cost of not sleeping well on Sunday night.  I went to bed early, so no stitching.  Even so, 6 days were dedicated to stitching down all that binding.  That was definitely a much better week than the 3 days I managed the week before.  

How are you doing in finding time to stitch?  In the US it's finally warmed up, so many are gardening and catching up on yard work.  The kids are out of school, so that may make finding 15 minutes to sit and stitch a bit tough.  Link up and share how your late spring (or late fall for the down under crowd) stitching season is going.

1. Thea

2. Julie in GA

3. Kate @katiemaequilts

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thea said...

Nice week and the OSU quilt looks great! I had never thought of my buying fabric/books etc as being collecting inspiration. That's a good way to put it.

make.share.give said...

Love the orange OSU quilt!
Still no sewing at my house. But I have a shiny new water heater! The old one leaked, had to move everything out of the closet into my "sewing" room. Still pretty cluttered.

Shay said...

A whole week of binding is actually my idea of pretty blissful sewing. You did good !

Julie in GA said...

Your OSU quilt looks great--congrats on another finish. I know you'd hoped to get more quilts finished last month, but I think you got tons done. Projects always take me longer than I expect.

Stella Nemeth said...

I literally can't answer your question. I'm not sure what I am doing to collect inspiration. Some of what I'm doing is taking the place of a face to face quilt guild. I'm coming online and looking at the quilts other people are making.