Lost

10.18.2012

I've been lost.

Let me explain. I am planning on making my daddy a quilt for Christmas. He likes earth tones and blues. Of course I want it to be special. Truth be told, I want it to be perfect. The pressure I put on myself got me totally stuck. For days I didn't touch my sewing machine. I just stood and stared at my fabric in my closet. I second guess myself a lot. Can anyone relate?

Today, I made a decision and I am just going to go for it. I am going to go with my first idea which was to use a Turning Twenty pattern.  Here are the fabrics I have pulled to use. If I hate it, for some reason, I can always make something else, right? 


Hope everyone else has had a good and productive week. =) 

14 comments:

  1. It is always easier to make something for ourselves or our home. I too have stressed over making a quilt for family or friends. Though I can see the mistakes or the 'ugliness' due to it not being my colors, the one receiving the quilt always loves it.

    Keep at it and I believe your Dad will love it.
    blessings, jill

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  2. Looks like a beautiful selection of fabrics, and what a treasure it will be for you sweet dad!! xo Heather

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  3. Shame on you. You do a wonderful job of all the quilting you do. Don't sell yourself short. You need the "I think I can" attitude. When you are done you will wonder why I procrastinated so long. Hang in there Chris

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  4. i've gotten in my own way before, glad you got the fabric pulled and are ready to jump in, i'm sure it will be great, anxious to see the progress

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  5. They look good to me. I'll be interested in seeing the final project. I know it will be beautiful. You are definitely too hard on yourself. Then again, it's your dad. I know how you feel.

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  6. Choosing the fabrics is always the hardest part for me.

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  7. I love Turning Twenty quilts. I think they are interesting and no two are ever alike. It is a great pattern for a man too. I'm sure your dad will love it.

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  8. Your color choices are always the most amazing collection! I'm sure you'll do a great job on the special quilt!

    Tammy

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  9. I love the turning twenty pattern. I love the fabrics you have picked out. It is going to be gorgeous and you dad is going to love it because it was made by you.
    Hugs
    donna

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  10. I agree with everyone else. It is going to be beautiful! I like that pattern & think your fabric choices are wonderful! Your dad is going to love it. But, I understand how you feel; our perfectionistic ways can be paralyzing at times. Press on; you'll be glad you did. Can't wait to see it!

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  11. It is always hard to make for those who mean the most - we want it perfect. I am sure he will love it as it was made with love from you.

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  12. you not lost you is on my blog roll...I think this will look super fine...all your quilts are always interesting..

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  13. I love the fabric!! I am sure it will be lovely and your Daddy will LOVE it!! You quilting is amazing!!

    chris

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  14. HA! I know the feeling. I am making my husband a blazing star quilt for his 40th. As if the fabric choices weren't hard enough (I absolutely hate one of them), the pattern I am using gave the wrong directions! I had to redo my first 14 hours of work because the strips were too short to be cut into 8 pieces! Finally, when I had redone that and began sewing the points of the star together the colors were "shining" (outward, like when a child draws a sun) rather than "radiating" (like pond ripples). Nice! LOL. I am making it that way anyway....

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