Sunday, May 15, 2016

Stop the earth, I want to get off ....!

I don't know about you, but as of late, I am exhausted just from looking at all the new fabric lines and projects that are popping up every week.  They make me want to do it all, and yet .... I still have a tonne of other projects needing completion!

As a fabric/quilt shop owner, I am overwhelmed by the amount of "new" fabrics that are coming on a monthly basis from the numerous fabric companies ... they are tempting .... I like most of them ... and yet!

Some designers have new lines coming out every 3 months!!!! Who can quilt that quickly? Seriously!

Quilting for me is my go to for relaxation. I quilt to get away from the stress of life.  Lately, this inundation of new fabrics and patterns is causing me to feel overwhelmed. I want to make all the projects and yet ... it's just not realistic.

So, is it just me that is feeling a tad overwhelmed?

I'm interested to see what is unveiled at Spring Market this year.  Since I won't be attending, I'll have to wait for the catalogues to come out or their websites to be up dated.

On the quilting front, I machine quilted this quilt. a while back and forgot to blog about it!


The pattern is called Jelly beans. I used all batiks! I do like the brightness of the quilt.

Catch you later! Cheers!

7 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I agree. There is so much and so little time!

WoolenSails said...

I know that feeling, I have so much to do and want to do and so much that inspires me, so I need to step back and do what is important or just fun and not stress about what I can't do;) Love the quilt and the batiks, I do have a collection I have been adding to, so another to do on my list.

Debbie

Vicki W said...

I can't imagine how a designer can come out with new (and good) designs every 3 months!

Ginger Dawn Harman said...

I just wish I could make something as beautiful as you did! Wow!

Thimbleanna said...

I agree! The whole thing makes me crazy. It's like they're all in some big competition to beat out the next guy -- what's next? New collections every week that are only available for a day? There's so much to look at and if you blink you'll miss a collection and then it will no longer be available. It's insane. I love so many of the new fabrics, but I'm running out of room -- not sewing fast enough? How many quilts and how much fabric does a girl neeeeeeed????

Chookyblue...... said...

I hugely agree.........I wished they would slow down.......I have given up my keen interest in new fabrics as I couldn't keep up..........let us slow down and enjoy the process........

catsatararat said...

I miss the anticipation of waiting for the new season releases. There is a lot to be said for having seasonal events instead of a constant stream. Now there is new fabric every time I go online! I don't need or want all that fabric and I really don't think anyone else does either. It is all driven by textile companies jumping on the quilting dollar, and I don't blame them all for chasing business. But they might get more of mine if I had the chance to plan and anticipate two or three times a year and get quilts made between advertising assaults to buy more. My stash is now enormous and I have had to almost stop buying except for the occasional "must have" (thanks for the Midwinter Reds FQ tower!!) Flooding the market with new fabric must also make the running of bricks-and-mortar quilt shop difficult. My new mantra - slow down and enjoy a little less a lot more.

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