Creating Takes Courage

Yesterday I broke out a brand new fat quarter pack of  21 pieces of Riley Blake Halloween Kid’s fabric. I bought it at deep discount last spring and squirreled it away until I was in a Halloween mood. Yesterday was perfect. The kids were back to school, my day’s schedule was open to design and sew and be creative. So I pulled the pristine bow off the perfectly wrapped cotton squares and laid out all 21 pieces of fabric.

Then I hit a roadblock. Or maybe it was a mind freeze. Anyway, I hit hours of paralysis where I could not decide what to make out of this perfect fabric.  A big part of me loved the fabric in its untouched rectangular state and did not want to change it by cutting it. Another, more creative part of my mind was exploding with possibilities so much so that they all  jumbled together and caused dizziness along with the paralysis.

Eventually I committed to a design but the quilt did not get finished in time for this week’s blog.  Here is the work in progress:

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One project I did finish last week was the pattern for the Easy As Pie Stroller Blanket. It is available in the shop here.

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Creating Takes Courage

  1. Liz Bellette August 27, 2014 / 1:16 am

    G’day Jamie. I have a layer cake here that I just love and I have had it for quite some time, but I am reluctant to use it. Silly I suppose, as I know it will look just as gorgeous made into something nice. I too, like the way it is wrapped up with a pretty bow around it. I guess the first cut is the hardest. One day I will be brave and do something with it. Take care. Liz…

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