Friday, March 21, 2014

Creative Clutter

I've started my second Scrap Squad quilt.  I played with color and a little with the design in EQ.  Then it was down to my sewing room.  Scraps were flying as I pulled bits I thought would work.  With piles of scraps organized by color I began cutting.

I just cut a couple of rows to begin with, because while I was cutting other ideas started forming and I didn't want to get ahead of myself if things were going to change.

As I started to sew I began to have doubts.  Does this ever happen to you?  I pretty sure that everything will work out in the end, but I'm a little concerned.  Having a hard time taking my own advice 'Don't over think it.' I'm afraid the creative clutter in my sewing room has taken over my head. What do you do when this happens to you?  


11 comments:

  1. what issue is that pattern in? must have missed it....

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  2. I often create as I go. I start with a plan then sometimes take a u-turn. :o) Usually it all works out! Love your clutter colors.

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  3. I love scrappy quilts but I am always afraid to start mixing prints and colors that I wouldn't wear as an outfit. I can't wait to see what you turn out.

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  4. I am having issues in that area also! Trying hard to not over think it.
    Love your colors! I have been telling myself to 'just have fun!' So far its working!
    ~Donna~

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  5. Clean up? take a break? show a friend? eat chocolate? have a nap? am I getting close?

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  6. My "second thoughts" usually hit about 2/3 thru the project. I am much better now about going thru to the end then I used to be.

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  7. All the time and then I put it aside to think about it and then it becomes a UFO. I like that flying geese block I spy in the background.

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  8. It's really hard to see the whole picture from the first little bits of sewing. I think you did the right thing by not cutting out the entire quilt when you started having other thoughts about your quilt. If I were in your shoes, I'd probably finish sewing up what I had cut out, put it on the wall and then let it sit for a day or two while you consider--what you have, what you first wanted to do and now what is niggling at your mind about doing something different. It always comes together in the end and forcing it never seems to work for me these days.:) Good luck!

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  9. Nothing could be wrong about a scrap quilt - that's the beauty of them. :) blessings, marlene

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  10. 1st instinct is to get outa there for awhile. then, when the ideas won't leave me alone, I'm back to the machine to work them all out. Otherwise I'll lay in bed quilting in my head. Fix it or lose sleep.

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  11. Alas, my dear, at some point we have to clean.... I know it seems pretty drastic, but I think that's the solution to your problem...
    Hugs

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