Saturday, August 6, 2011
The other day as I walked into my sewing room this Mason jar with some of my Great-Grandmother's old thread spools caught my eye. In an instant I was inspired to sew.
Sometimes just a piece of fabric or even a certain color motivates me to go make something. (Lately, I've been really drawn to aqua)! As a teenager I was motivated to learn sewing skills so I could make clothing I couldn't afford to buy. After marrying and starting a family I continued to be motivated to sew clothing for myself and my children to help out with the family budget. I began to sew simple gifts for others for holidays. But now, even though I'm still motivated by many of these same reasons...I mostly sew and create because it brings me so much joy. I feel instantly happy each time I walk into my sewing room. What about you? What started you on your sewing/quilting journey? What motivates you to sew now?
I'm definitely motivated to work on my Farmer's Wife quilts by pulling out the finished blocks and looking at them. I have 26 Farmer's Wife Christmas version blocks finished...only to go for this quilt!
27 Fig Tree version Farmer's Wife blocks are completed--118 to go for this set (to make a king-sized quilt)!
Oh, and here are the three Christmas version blocks I finished up yesterday--first, block 32, Farmer's Daughter.
Here is block 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads.
And finally (and I think this might be one of my favorites), here is block 106, Wild Rose & Square.
I also picked up my 12 Day's of Christmas (Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt 2010) quilt from the quilter yesterday--she did a fabulous job!
I love the swirls (there are lots of swirls in so many of the prints from this collection, so it was the perfect quilting motif for this quilt).
Just love this quilt...it will be hard to put it away for a few months until I can pull it out for holiday use!
First I'll bind it, though. I have a little stunt sewing to finish up today...and then I might cut out a new project!
Thanks again for stopping by and for all the great comments--happy Saturday!