Friday, October 23, 2009

Quilters Block - Perhaps

Writers get writer's block....quilters sometimes face the same stumbling block. The inspiration isn't there - the motivation has fled - the sewing mchine is deadly quiet for the most part.

This quilter not only has hit a stumbling block but dead on to a brick wall.

No reasonable explanation. 75% of one pieced top is on the design wall and has been there for quite some time. Sashing to go between the blocks was ordered, delivered, washed and yet - not ironed. And still the 75% pieced top still remains on the design wall. No reasonable explanation.

Every journey starts with one step - but what does one do when one doesn't feel like putting that foot in front of the other to continue on the journey?

Perhaps every journey isn't meant to be finished within a specific timeframe. Ecclesiastes 3:1 advises "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven".

For now, the pieced top will remain on the design wall until such time it's ready to complete.

The photo? A "Maple Leaf" block swap for the online quilting club I belong to. These are the blocks I made to be swapped out. Oh my - the blocks I received are a wonder to behold. Eight beautiful blocks to be made into something spectacular. Soon.

And in the meantime, I will quilt.