This morning I read a very timely item on the Moda blog: http://blog.modafabrics.com/2017/03/sew-jo-mojo/#more-14860. Before going to Alabama I had sort of lost my sewing mojo. Maybe it was the weather. I did a couple of smaller projects, including some wool applique. Those were fun, and, when I finished, I found I wanted to sew again. While away, I finished up some fairly easy appliqued swap blocks and hand quilted on my Atlantic Flyway wallhanging.
Now that we're back, I've been reading a lot because of a couple of my favorite authors have just published new books. But I've also spent a good bit of time cutting and sewing for the scrappy 2.5" block quilt I started before vacation. I have made 5 out of 9 16" blocks so far. I'm finding I need to cut a few more 2.5" squares, not because I've run out but because I need some brighter colors here and there. A lot of my leftovers seem to be neutrals. But I definitely have my mojo back.
I've been doing the Moda Blockheads 6" block of the week which I'm doing in the same fabric as I used for the swap blocks. I hope that this will result in a larger quilt. With only the 25 blocks I'll receive, I really need a few more. So far the Blockheads blocks have been nice. Wednesday, I made a bunch of 9" blocks of the month for one of my guilds and then I went to a very frustrating meeting about the library budget. Upon coming home, I decided to make the Blockheads block to cool off. That was great, but when I got finished I realized the block I'd made was 9" instead of 6". So I made another one. I did feel better after all that, but a little sheepish, too. Don't know where I'll use that 9 incher - maybe I'll make a few more that size and mix them together.
Who knows? I may even get back to Dutch Treat soon. I still haven't found the white-ish batik that I'd like to use. I had been using a sold white and it frays too much. But Sunday I'll meet Pauline for lunch in Burlington and head over to Jennine's quilt shop to see if she has something I can use. Hope so!