Sunday, June 27, 2010

patchwork


what is it about patchwork that is so compelling?

some days i think that it is sheer genius.

other days i'm convinced that i need an intervention.

know what i mean?

33 comments:

NanaKaren said...

I DO know what you mean, but speaking for myself, I don't ever want to stop! Quilting seems to be a "disease" but a good one. It has gotten me through some tough times by keeping me focused on the project at hand.

Hugs, Karen

Jackie said...

yup!

live a colorful life said...

Completely, totally, unequivocally YES!

Teresa said...

One intervention, please!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Chartreuse Moose said...

Amen! It's been one of "those" days...and your squares actually look good to me!!! ;-)

Angie said...

I think you are preaching to the choir....that would be why I have so many UFO's I am compelled to start new projects because the patchwork is just so darn pretty. I have a friend that thinks I am nuts because I take beautiful fabrics and cut them into tiny pieces just to turn around and stitch them again. I told her I call it THERAPY!

One for a wish.. said...

Totally agree..specially as I have just looked at all the fabric I have for "one day"
It's something about all the wonderful colours..and designs...mmmmm

paulette said...

Oh...I hear you...loud and clear!! ;o)
Paulette

shellysquilts said...

Amanda, are those batiks? They look FABULOUS! Quilting is both a sickness and an obcession. Have fun!

Andra Gayle said...

I am probably at the intervention stage myself...

CitricSugar said...

Absolutely. :-)

Terriaw said...

I do know what you mean! Hey, are you working on your batik challenge already? Good for you! I love it.

Sarah Craig said...

Someone once mentioned to my husband that she thought I was very talented with all the patchwork I did, to which my husband (God bless him!) replied, "I call it possessed....." ;-)

PioneerValleyGirl said...

Completely agree! I was just at an exhibit of antique quilts, marveling at some (AMAZING!) teeny tiny patchwork -- and then thinking the quilter was a bit nuts to take such tiny piecing on (by hand! no chain piecing! no rotary cutter!)

ktquilts said...

AAhhhh....ya!! But at least you aren't in denial!! LOL ;0)

kmodich said...

I like to remind my husband, "it could be herion." And then my addiction doesn't seem so bad.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hummm...compelling batiks and no measuring?? What happened to you at retreat? Tee-hee!

Just Like My Momma said...

I just finished my 1st 9 patch blanket. Haven't mastered teh quilting part yet but I am already trying to start another 9 patch. It is really relaxing to me in a weird kind of way lol

Islay said...

Look on the bright side, at least its a productive addiction! I seem to have become a bit addicted to hand piecing, which is significantly less productive, but still fun :)

Maria said...

I know this kind of days. I just stay away from my sewingmachine and hope it´ll get better.

house on hill road said...

i completely understand.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha. "Hello, my name is CrazyMom and I'm a patchaholic."

We're here for ya.

;-)

Marjorie said...

I know what you mean...I wrote a post on my own addiction http://appliqueaddict.blogspot.com/2010/06/addiction-planning.html

wishes, true and kind said...

All too well :)

Doris said...

Wow, look at those batiks and BLACK!! Looking good...

HMG said...

I've just started making blocks with no purpose ... such good therapy for a long day with the kiddos!

Beth said...

I do know what you mean. I love to talk about quilts, read about quilts, dream about quilts, and work on quilts.
Oh maybe I DO need an intervention!

quiltingbonnie said...

quilts quilts is always on my mind. I try and sew everyday. I have to send my sewing machine off to be repaired. It isn't even in the mail, yet and I already miss it. I think I need a small back up machine to tide me over till I get 'my precious back'. I love to read articles re: quilts and different quilting designs and enjoying reading blogs, your comments and your blogs. Keep up the amazing work, funs, and spirit. Bonnie

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

oooh! AMANDA!!!!! BATIKS!!!!
interventions seem to be working for you! ;-) you rock!

That Leini Girl said...

I know it to be sheer genius....however, I also know that I REALLY need an intervention!!

;p

nylon spandex fabric said...

so nice fabric,thank you for share

Kiera-Oona said...

I think its all about the creative process. you start off with something small, and end up with something big, Patchwork in itself isnt hard to do, it just takes a long time

~ Mel ~ said...

I just started quilting a few months ago and I'm an officially an ADDICT! I need to find my hubby one of those bumper stickers that says "Quilting Widower". ~hehe~ I love it! So happy to have found such a wonderful hobby!