I had a hard time getting started today. I’ve been thinking about making potholders with drawings of the chickens on them for weeks. I got out my free motion sewing machine and practiced then cut fabric to make a potholder.
But it just didn’t look right to me. Not only that, I really felt like I wanted to work on something big.
So often when I’m starting a quilt, I begin by sewing small pieces of fabric together. That usually slows me down and gets me focused. But the idea of doing that today was so unappealing, I couldn’t even imagine it.
So I cleaned off the scraps from my work table and put the chicken potholder aside and started looking through my stash.
I knew I had another piece of fabric with koi on it. I’d made a Koi Quilt before and I remembered that Koi swim upstream. There’s even a myth about a Koi swimming up a waterfall.
That’s just how I felt today, like I was swimming upstream.
But I knew that all I needed to get started was that second piece of fabric.
I had everything on the top, bottom and to the left of the Koi sewn on when I stopped for lunch. But after that I felt stuck.
That’s when Jon brought in a box of fabric that Karen sent me. I brought it back to my studio and inside I found just what I needed to continue.
This is where I left it when I came in for the night. More tomorrow.