Sunday, January 27, 2008

Short Attention Span

Sometimes I have the attention span of a gnat. Now that I know what my log cabin Humility Quilt is going to look like, I seem to have little inclination to actually work on it. drat. This is it, the Barn Raising setting and I even decided to make it symmetrical. I just liked it better that way.

I did actually get every row put together before running out of steam. The Pokey seal of approval.

Today I've been playing with fabric for the string diamond I want to work on next. I know, I know, I still have to finish HQ but I have a particular border treatment that I want to do that will take actual thinking, which I'm not in the mood to do.

It was fun to just play with fabric. Most of this came from Florida last year when I was trapped without my stash, but now I have scraps that Siobhan, Bonnie, Cher, and Heidi have given me as well.

I'm trying really hard to keep this one light and happy. I've gotten rather fed up with the overly dark and medium prints that comprise most of my stash.

I don't have enough of an attention span to give you any links or book recommendations or anything else. I have to zip off and do something else now. later!

22 comments:

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I love that setting! It looks great, but I understand about how, once you know what it looks like, it's hard to stay interested. I do that all the time. I do love that bin of scraps though. It sure looks bright and happy to me!

Sue in western WA said...

Hey, that scrap basket shot is all *I* need from you today!

I was going to ask why bother with a border - your HQ doesn't need it in my eyes - but since you've already got something in mind...
It looks fabulous BTW :- )

Gypsy Quilter said...

Mahhhhvelous. Simply marvelous. If Pokey is happy, we're happy. Great job.

Paula said...

I really like your Humility Quilt. I am constantly amazed that colors which have not previously been in my "gotta have" list are appealing to me when I see them all sewn up! Your quilt is just beautiful...I know you'll wake up one day with a bee in your bonnet and won't be able to stop until this quilt is done!

cher said...

well, all the rows together and waiting to think on borders for HQ certainly means the green light on something new. Let me know if you need more bright scraps..that bin looks a bit low to me! Love how your returned quilt turned out- please do post a photo once you decide to bind it.

Carol E. said...

Hey, that's not attention span of a gnat.. it's just normal quilting. I always have to take a breather after I get the rows together. After all, there can be only one Bonnie in this world.

woolywoman said...

Something about the way the dragon looks around the eyes makes him look more like a puppy gnawing a stick than a dragon chomping St George's lance.

I just sorted stash and realized that I have very few yellows and oranges. I did five yards in plastic bags, various yellow and red combinations, and so that may help.

Clare said...

Know what you mean about trying to stay interested. I suppose that's why having lots of projects going on helps get them finished in the end.

Can't wait to see your border design.

Sandy's Quilter's Block said...

It looks great, Tonya! Can't wait to see it finished! Looks like Pokey loves it, too.

ROZ said...

The quilt is coming along great. I find that sometimes I need time to contemplate, I can't be sewing every minute.

mathea said...

This quilt will be just wonderful :-) You have done a great job with the shades - the darker halves of the blocks are so well matched to the lighter halves that you get the impression that there are strips of black gauze creating the shadow effect with bright colours shining through.
I too started dealing with my scraps this weekend, although I'm going about it in quite a different manner ;-)

KathieB said...

That was a lot of concentrated sewing putting all those LC blocks together. Yolu're entitled to a breather.

atet said...

Hey -- sometimes you just need to play with something new. Those fabrics in the basket look like a lot of fun to play with! Enjoy.

meggie said...

A very good post nonetheless, in spite of your haste, to be elsewhere!! Love the pictures!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Quit criticizing yourself! Take a breather, savor what you've accomplished, and enjoy the moments (don't forget about attention for Pokey et al)! (and those colors in the basket do look very familiar... hmmm)

LOVE the HQ -- AWESOME!!!!

Dawn said...

Oh it is wonderful! But poor pokey looks dead on your quilt! :)

mikawendy said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. I love that setting--it really shows the lights/darks.

You also have beautiful cats! I subscribed to your blog through Google Reader partially because of your quilts but also partially because of your cats! :O)

julieQ said...

Just a breather so the fabrics can age appropriately, right? So lovely set together!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Your blocks have such a great feeling of depth to them. I love the colours!

Mary said...

I really love this log cabin quilt but I understand stalling out. I do the same thing once I *see* what the quilt is going to look like. I still need to assemble my heart quilt that's patiently waiting on my design wall.

Diane said...

I've probably said this before,but your log cabin is fabulous! The rich purples in the blocks and the bright strips in your scrap basket remind me how my taste in quilt fabric is changing. I'm losing interest in the muddy colored reproductions and I'm drawn to brighter colors, including (dare I say it) nostalgic 1950's prints.

jovaliquilts said...

I love the photo of the whole quilt with the cat stretched out. The dark squares look like giant shadows on the quilt, and the cat is lying in a strip of sunshine. Very cool quilt!