Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Next Step

Credit: © Ivelin Radkov / Fotolia
Sometimes motivation just pops up for no apparent reason, and that is definitely the case this week. I want to work on the star quilt that I showed yesterday, but all of a sudden I was consumed with design ideas for quilting my Broken Dishes quilt. The timing is really annoying, but when inspiration strikes, I pay attention.

But first I had to do all the prep work... find a backing (a piece of muslin that I had bought to make the swap blocks, but after washing it seemed too course and not high quality even though it was expensive), find a large enough piece of batting, and find some thread. Here is the pile of required elements ready to move on to the next step...pin basting. 


  1. Yay - can't wait to see how you quilt your beautiful broken dishes.

  2. If I don't respond to the inspiration right away, it is forgotten an hour or 10 minute later.

  3. Follow your heart. The Broken Dishes is so pretty! !

  4. Isn't it annoying when your inspiration is NOT on the project that most needs to get finished? Sigh. That's when I have to remind myself that it's my hobby and I can quilt whatever I want to. And I understand how you feel about a coarse muslin. Sometimes it's just the right thing, other times, maybe not!

    I really like the scrappy navy sashing idea for your star blocks. It ties them together really nicely, and blue is just a great color with stars, don't you think? :)

  5. When your muse calls, go with her! :)