Thursday, January 6, 2011

I did not see this one coming


Last week I was pouting in my sewing room because my break from work was almost over and I had not done a lick of sewing. My mood was dark. I blamed the holidays. I blamed the family. I blamed work because I only had two weeks off instead of three. Reason counted for nothing.

While morosely staring around, my gaze lit upon one of my little packages from Temecula. The kit was made up of Jo Morton's Spice Chest fabrics and they are spicy. They almost smell like cinnamon. Well, they got my attention. I thought I'd just press a couple and cut a few pieces to see how they look together. Just a little taste, nothing more. Next thing I knew, I was 1/3 of the way through the top so how could I stop? I didn't want another UFO cluttering up the sewing space so I kept going. Now it is finis but I have ANOTHER little quilt top that needs quilting. At least the funk has lifted and I am ready to tackle one of the regularly scheduled projects.

25 comments:

Janet said...

It's gorgeous!! That fabric is so rich looking. Doesn't it just feel so good to sit down and sew? :0) Glad your funk is over.

Sue said...

Lovely , lovely quilt.

Christine said...

That is gorgeous I love the fabrics too, must try and find some.
I too have not done any sewing and feel grumpy about it as I had time off too.
Glad you found some sewing spirit.

cheers
Christine

Donna in SW PA said...

What a cutie!!!!

Cheryl said...

What a way to get out of a funk! I felt that way yesterday, but woke up this am full of sewing enthusiasm! Great finish!

Meredith said...

It is very pretty. I am stuck myself and have been. Thanks for the inspiration.

MARCIE said...

Love it! Great design and great color! Bet you are happy you fell into that!

Jean said...

Oooh - very nice, perfect for a winter holiday quilt project!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Beautiful! I love this! I love when I don't feel like doing any sewing and end up with so much done. It's all the planning that wears me down sometimes and just the simple act of getting started with no big intentions that I am the most productive. Happy stitching!
gale

Sue said...

And that is beautiful! I love Jo's fabrics so much.

Glad you were able to lift your spirits!

merumo said...

Nicely done! I love this monthly mini a lot!! And you know what? Now I just received the next one after this one yesterday. More fun follows...

Jacky and Steph said...

Gorgeous! It seems that often things put together quickly come out the best. Love it!

Lori said...

Nothing like an adorable packet of fabrics and a bit of piecing to pick us up. It is really a wonderful quilt!!

Una said...

My, Taryn!! It is gorgeous - the scent of cinnamon very obvious:) That feeling - when things just roll on is one of the best. Take care:)

Sharon said...

What a great way to get out of a funk! Gorgeous, this is one of my fav Jo Morton lines.

Daniƫlle said...

What a great little quilt this is!!! Love the fabrics!! happy sewing, Daniƫlle

Barb said...

what a little cutie - love those colors.
Sewing - great therapy -

Carin said...

I love those colors !

Vicki said...

Perfect way to start the year! Great little quilt!
Happy New Year!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I can't tell you how many quilts I've started that same way! Glad I'm not alone.

This is darling.

Ann Champion said...

What a nice quilt! A bit of cutting and sewing is always good therapy?
I have some of these fabrics on order. It's a treat to see how nice they look in a quilt. :)

Lisa said...

Taryn, your quilt is absolutely awesome! Such warm rich colors. I've been thinking of signing up for one of their plans.

Janet said...

It's great, I love the soicy colours and it's good you managed to get one sewn in the nick of time before having to go back to work.

barbarachaineyquilts said...

What a great way to find that the funk has lifted - lovely quilt and fabrics - well done!

Jane in Wales said...

Wonderful therapy - those beautiful colours!!

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