Well the RSC helped me find the joy, I would find a little block or two to work on here and there. The colour I worked on was picked for me at Soscrappy. I could try out a block and not make something big. I was not needing to buy more fabric. I was using the scraps. I could play with a little block pattern and not make a big commitment. I had fun playing in my stash and sorting out the little bits of fabric. It really helped me to get back to patch work for fun.
|Bouncy Ball -72" x 92" completed in 2012|
I show you Bouncy Ball because I was so inspired by the RSC I could not stop and made the whole quilt in just a few weeks. I just went ahead and did a few extra colours and I quickly had a top done. Then I wanted it quilt it right away. Done.
|Bouncy Ball on the agility equipment. The block looks like a Hollie Roller that I use to help train my dog at agility.|
I tell you all about this because I see a few friends and internet buddies that are saying they are in a slump. We never know how long it will last. We do not know how or when it will happen to any of us. I know I have had little slumps before, in part from some kind of lose or sadness. Like when my grandmother died. It only lasted a few months so no big deal. But for a slump to take more then a year, maybe two years. Och. And to not know why or what triggered the slump did not help. I know some are in a forced slump like losing your sewing space to family moving in or needing to take care of someone sick. But they will be back as soon as they can.
Making my list last week helped me get back to work on the RSC. I have had a very busy spring and was not getting my patchwork done. I got behind on a few blocks and colours. I was not sure where I was at. I am hopping to finish a few quilts this year. I have loved having a block or two to do each week, but someday I will have to get to the larger job of sewing the blocks together.
So this weeks RSC2014 blocks.
My lantern block.
My yellow spool, in the correct size of 8".
Yellow and Green nine patches. I did not get the green ones done last month. These are 3 1/2" square.
The whole wall at once. Not too bad for a week of colour.
You can go see what others are doing in Yellow this week by checking out the linky page at Soscrappy.