Monday, May 4

I think the Mojo is back~ Shh.

I think the drought in my quilting life might be over.
I don't want to mention it too loudly, in case I jinx it, or otherwise scare it away.

Who me? Superstitious? No no, I assure you I not in the least!

This is a picture of the 'droughtbreaker.'
For want of a better name.

Somehow the colours in this pic are not very true to life, not sure why the camera has recorded the green as a bluey green, because it isn't.

I am tempted to call it Green Slime. See that bottom fabric I am test driving for setting triangles.? It is a distinctly slime green colour.

Any suggestions would be very welcome. At the moment it is looking as if I need to visit the fabric shop.

I dont have enough of the floral to complete the settings. I would have to use a different fabric for the corners. I dont have enough of the brown to do all the settings either.

And, somehow after all my mad work getting the blocks all done, & hating them, I am very disappointed. I wanted this to be a gift for someone I love. I dont think I like it enough to give away. Bugger.

There are a couple blocks I might swap the placement of too. I hate things to be too 'odd'.

The reason I rediscovered my mojo is that I won a fabulous giveaway on a blog. I won't blog fully about it until I recieve my parcel, but I got so excited I rushed off to use the fabric in the Autumn tones. I have had them for awhile sitting waiting to be used. Now I can't help but feel a little disheartened at the result.

I was contacted by Connie Colten of Quilt Qua, to ask if I would like to post a picture of a quilt or quilts on her site. I decided I would, & actually uploaded 3 pics. It is lovely to see all the quilts. Do go & have a look, & post some of your own. I see Wanda of Exuberant Colour, has one of her fabulous quilts displayed.

There are prize draws at the end of it all, so have a look.

The weather is fabulously Autumn now, the blue of the sky is lovely. I am unable to sit in the sun at present due to an antibiotic that is photo sesitive. Never mind, I am sure there are many more days to enjoy.

I seem to have the feeling I have emerged from some type of tunnel, re my emotions etc. A loved cousin gave me a good stiff lecture, which probably helped, somewhat. Not a lecture that I haven't given myself before, but I suppose coming from someone else, it brings it all home.

We had our daughter & family for the afternoon yesterday, & that was nice. Her husband arrived later after having played golf at a fancy pancy new Golf course. SIL was very impressed with it, but says he could never afford it!

Bread, Diary


The Sagittarian said...

I can't believe it, I'm first here!
Great quilt Meggie, I am able to sew on buttons and darn socks but apart from that I appear to be a mjor disappointment to my Mother who is truly a McGiver of sewing - she can make a bridal party ensemble from 2 sticks and chewing gum in 10 minutes flat!
Glad you're feeling a bit more upbeat. I blame the Government!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, gorgeous:)

persiflage said...

The quilt looks lovely so far. But I wish you had not said slime green..
I am glad you are feeling better and happier.

Julia said...

Looks great Meggie...nice to see you quilting again
Your Mojo is back!
Julia ♥

~Bren~ said...

I have had those dry spots before and I do not like them. Glad your cousin gave you a kick in the pants! A good quilting project will bring about joy everytime! Yours is woderful!

Joyce said...

i think it looks beautiful. Don't give up on it yet.

Finn said...

Dear, dear Meggie, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs and more hugs *VBS*
I'm delighted that a spark jumped from somewhere to ignite your fire.
Now STOP crying and raining on that fire.
It doesn't look disorderly and so what if it did?? Does it really matter what a receipent, who has no Gee's Bend knowledge, nor a clue about the quilting process thinks. If they are too shallow to appreciat a wonderful gift, well, God grant them mercy.
All of the Universe is diverse chaos. You know the drill, river rage, forest burn, avalance happens. Everything emerges stronger and more filled with life.
I love the new beginning. I don't see pond slime at all in the quilt.
If it affects you that way, how about "Dog Days of Summer"? About setting triangles, I think I would go as far as I could with one(or two)fabrics I have(I like both the floral and the brown, but mostly the floral) and then I'd deliberately "fill in" with something else...on purpose.
When I see that in a quilt, I go "oh" and then "that's intriguing". Predictable? No. Intruiging? YES.
The quilt in progress is delightful, let it be "what it is" and think about the next one and how that one might differ.
AND...dear GF, I got that letter from Connie on Saturday also, and I visited the site...*VBS* AND I SAW and recognized YOUR quilt *VBS* It was the only one I recognized!!!! It's a great quilt! Mine will be there soon. Biggest of hugs, Finn

jovaliquilts said...

Glad the drought is over!! And what a lovely end to it -- very nice quilt. :)

MoneySpirit said...

I have an award for you on my blog, What The World Needs Now.

Keep up the great writing!

Thimbleanna said...

Very nice Meggie -- I hope you're having fun working on your new quilt. I can't wait to see what you've won!

Ady Grafovna said...

It looks beautiful! (I like slime green anyway.) :-D

Angie said...

Hi Meggie, I'm back like a bad penny. :) I'm so glad to see that you've been stitching. :) Maybe I'll get back to that some day. Just wanted to send hugs to you and especially Leo and Honey. Dewey and I are still in a black pit without my Badger baby, but that is life, is it not? And one day his memories will bring more blessings than longings, right? Hugs, dear Meg!

Mary Johnson said...

I like it -- those tiny cornerstones just sparkle.

New Yorker wannabes said...

Hey Meggie!

Your quilt looks beautiful! Happy your...mojo is back :)

Thanks for sharing the song. Funny that you posted it...I found my diaries yesterday and was reading them (deep in nostalgia)!

Take care

Anonymous said...

Stitching again and autumn...can't be better than that. :)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I know what you mean about inspiration...sometimes the oddest things will make me want to go sew something. Then when it doesn't quite meet what you'd imagined it to're bummed out! I think your quilt is really lovely. Maybe a trip to the fabric store will indeed set you on track.....good luck.

ancient one said...

I think that quilt will turn out beautifully... it's pretty to me...

Can't wait to see what you won in the give away...

alby said...

I love Autumn,, my favourite season. Your quilt is lovely.

Unknown said...

That's going to be a lovely quilt. I have a quilt started but we moved before the lady who was teaching me how could show me how to finish it :P

fifi said...

bless you meggie for your sweet comment! I have had trouble keeping up at the moment and have been calling by and reading but not doing so much commenting....I usually read posts when I am supposed to be working!!!

i am very impressed with your quilting!