I ended last summer a little burnt out from quilting. I was feeling a little overwhelmed, un-inspired, and un-motivated to make anything. Then this fall I was so sick, I stepped away from sewing, Instagram, and Pinterest for 2 months or more. I'd check in now and then, but just to answer questions and make sure my accounts weren't hacked.
After a nice long break, an amazing thing happened! I started thinking about fun fabric and color combos again, drawing up quilt patterns in my head, and getting excited to sit down and sketch out a new, simple quilt design. Taking a break was just what I needed to remember what I love about quilting. I love simple quilts, small quilts (so I don't get bored), limited color and fabric schemes, and un-fussy quilting.
I free motion quilted last week for the first time in ages...just an old favorite meandering (or stippling) pattern, and it was such a stress reliever! I forgot how much I loved that.
So the moral of the story is sometimes it's important to step back, take a break, and remember what you love about quilting, or sewing.... or whatever it is that you love to do.
These beautiful pink tulips are sitting on my kitchen counter making me excited for Spring...aren't they the best color?!
Here's a peek at a free little pattern I'll have for you later this week. If I can figure out how to attach a PDF to a blog post...I'm so technically challenged it's not even funny. I think you'll like it...it's fun and fast(ish) to make!