As a creative type who works a full-time day job, volunteers and manages a busy household, it’s often hard to find the time – let alone the motivation – to get in my studio and create something outside my comfort zone.
Our recent trip to South Dakota and my mini shop-hop provided just what I needed to rekindle the creative spark. At the suggestion of one of my AMQG friends, I took a small bag of redwork to keep my hands busy the five hours I would be in transit to Rapid City. One pillow panel of a Christmas scene is almost done.
At the quilt shops I visited, I purchased patterns by local designers. I was so inspired by one quilt that I sketched out my version on the plane ride home and mentally went through my stash to see where I needed to look for fabrics (charm squares, scrap bin and FQs) before I headed to the fabric store @ home. It’s a queen size quilt with lots of pieces that have to be laid out in a complicated pattern. Not exactly what I had planned to tackle after a 10 hour work day, but then again…chunking into small tasks things means I can work on it for 15-30 minutes a day. Eventually, it’ll get done.