slowly over time i forget the root of why i love to quilt. i'm not sure why this happens, maybe it's seeing so many lovely and amazing quilts on blogs and flickr. maybe it's thinking i had a 'slightly' original idea, and then seeing that others had a similar idea, maybe it's being tricked into thinking i need to join the chaotic ferris wheel of always creating new and interesting quilt designs. i always say that the pressure can only affect you if you let it. and i still wholeheartedly embrace that one. sometimes though, the pressure is getting to you and you don't realize it!
so what does that have to do with these photos? well, this little quilt was me going waaaay back to my happy place. falling in love with quilting again. just pulling out the scrap bin and putting together fabrics that sing to me, with no thought of whether this has been done before, (because it obviously has, a gazillion times!) but just sewing seams and feeling the thrill of each block coming together. a simple scrappy log cabin, there's just something so satisfying about putting these blocks together.
so i need to get back to more of that. stop thinking about what sells well. stop thinking about what the current color trends are, stop trying to come up with the original idea, and just make what i love.
i mean, really, if i wanted to make something that would be guaranteed to sell, i should be churning out the chevron quilt in grey and white because I could have sold this quilt at least 20 times over. it's basically a guarantee right now, make a chevron quilt and put it in your Etsy store, and it will sell.
problem is that i don't sew very well on autopilot, so i'll have to pass up the chance to start a zigzag quilt factory! buy hey! if there's any one of you out there who would like to go into this business, just let me know and i'll pass inquiries on to you. seriously!!
also, (if yer still reading!) i'm feeling the enthusiasm for blogging again, and have a few ideas i'd like to yammer on about. maybe some fabrics i think you all should own, or a few tips for photographing quilts, that kinda stuff. hope you're interested!