Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Startitis Flareup!

I have been feeling quite under the weather the past week and I'm blaming my poor health for a flare up of another chronic condition ... the dreaded "startitis"! 
This is a chronic, progressive illness which attacks creative people and causes them to randomly start too many new projects. It's just like a terrible addiction and the sufferer has no control over their starting behaviour.
I think I am starting 4 new quilts! 

1) Kevin is hosting a scrappy summer mystery using up stash. So of course I have to start that one! I'm using up old batik stash, plus a couple of new fabrics added in for some sparkle.
One of the great things about this quilt is that you can use any size of square you want. I am using a 2" square.




2) Cheryl is sharing her Mosaic Mystery running from July to April next year. I'm thinking of a pink/teal/brown combination. 






3) Bonnie Hunter announced the new Leader/Ender Challenge and the 4" block size is perfect for sewing up small scraps. So I HAD to start that one.




4) And the Fat Quarter Shop is posting a Christmas in July mystery table topper quilt called Merry Mini Quilt. The first block pattern called Pointsettia is here.


Maybe I need some kind of immunization, or intervention or something else, like say...
a 15 quilt store July Shop Hop to get this Startitis out of my system?!? *wink*
Anyone else noticing recent symptoms of Startitis?!?

17 comments:

  1. Hmm, I haven't suffered startitis lately.....until reading your post!!! 😂😂😂

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  2. I've been seriously considering joining in on most of those same QALs. Startitis must be contagious!

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  3. I noticed Startitis outbreaks in Ohio too due to heat and humidity! I have started #1 in not one, but two quilts in two different sizes, I am going to have a breakout in #2 when the next clue comes out (I haven't figured out what colors I'm doing yet unless it's light, medium, and dark blues and neutrals). I don't have #3 because I'm using #1 and #2 as leader/enders right now. I haven't seen the symptoms of #4, but thanks to your post, I'm going there after I hit reply. Geez.

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  4. Boy, can I identify with Startitis! Cute post!

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  5. Be glad you resisted the 100 blocks in 100 days, LOL!!! There is hope yet. On a similar subject, I'm having quilter's block and am stuck in the stand-and-stare phase of quilting a very large top. I think startitis is a much better thing than not being able to go forward, I am just wasting time.

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  6. Yep Startitis is a thing. I'm "suffering" from a bad case of it myself.

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  7. I've successfully fought off all of the aforementioned projects, but Sarah's 12 days of Christmas is coming next week, so I'd better gte busy finishing up some loose ends.
    Pat

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  8. Well, you have a partner in this one. I am also going to do 2 of the 4 - will check out Kevin! Maybe this will be good way to get me on the long arm - waiting for each week's/month new block! Another Startitis Quilter

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  9. Yes, tis the Season for that ailment. Leader and Enders are so cute, but tiny.
    Have fun, get better quick!

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  10. All of these and so much more. I think this startitis is catching!

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  11. Oh, you've got it BAD! I've heard there's no cure, you just have to live with it :)

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  12. Ugh!! I'm having some of those same symptoms. It must be contagious!

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  13. I started something new this week, too. I have to say that mine is supposed to be a completed quilt top by early Dec, since it is using the striped charm squares from my little guilds Left-Right-Center game last December. I was gifted the charms from the lady who won them (along with the challenge).

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  14. Despite being behind in pretty much everything I've had quite a bit of startitis myself. I'm doing the mosaic mystery , I've already started the summer sampler I'm way behind on it but not concerned and I'm doing a Jelly Roll quilt along with Busy hands quilts....also been under the weather....maybe it's affecting our judgement.

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  15. Think I suffer from the same illness. Thanks for the links. I'll take a look.

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  16. Oh I love this post! I am so glad to finally put a name to my illness! Starting projects is the absolute BEST kind of quilting fun! (I sorta' don't mind having this affliction, you know??) *smiles*

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  17. Another summer of planning the next guild year's program...yup startitis is definitely floating around!!!

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