A week of blah!

Maybe it’s just the reality check after a week-long vacation…but that was TWO weeks ago…maybe it’s yet another tax season…I don’t know…it’s just been a week of blah! The April Fool’s pranks and funnies on Facebook just were not that humorous.  I got my hair colored and highlighted for the spring rather than waiting until closer to summer and, even though I love the way it looks, that still didn’t get me fired up.

I called two long time friends and we talked and talked…laughed a bunch too! I relisted some fabrics on Ebay…even sold a couple of things.  Yet, I couldn’t get back into the swing of things…that’s not really like me…but today I treated myself to a quick visit to my LQS for inspiration. One of our best in OKC is Oklahoma Quiltworks!

I am working with at this group of Kaffe Fasset fabrics…

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Here is the goal…a bed runner for a new client…make something like this without a pattern. Yea, no pressure there!

Wonky bed runner idea

I have made several test blocks but the results weren’t “it”…ya know…they were blah!! So I found these lovely batiks to blend a bit and give my eyes a little rest from these gorgeous, loud prints!

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Then somehow…these jumped into my arms! They surely will play nicely with the others, don’t you think!?

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Zing!!! The one on the right was actually a fat quarter marked down due to a small flaw near the selvage…are you ready for this? It was only $1.48!! Whoohoo!!

Now I’m super jazzed to get these home and get back on this project!!

So here are the last of the test blocks (I made about a dozen trying to get this wonkiness just right)…these were the best…just way too busy…just not “it”…

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These are getting closer…still not exactly sure how they will turn out…but getting closer to something I think will work…once I add some of the black accent fabrics…I know I will “nail” it now that I am coming away from the blahs!

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It’s a start…the weekend is here and the sun is shining so that’s reminding me to walk away for a while when the blahs linger on. I am off to sit outside with a glass of wine and listen to nature…let my brain quiet from the wrestling with this pattern and these fabrics.

Tomorrow, I will remember the blahs sometimes need to happen so that I will take a breather and come at things from a different angle…a new idea might just be able to push its way through.

A quick trip to the quilt shop usually helps, too!! 🙂

 

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