In 2013 I made a pledge that it would be the year of finished projects. I was pretty successful, but by the end of the year I managed to bum myself out because I'd stifled my creative energy so much all year. In 2014 I have been determined to follow my inspiration instead. So I start a lot of projects, dream about finishing them, and then start something else new.
I'm much happier even if some projects are just a pile of fabrics set to the side. Here is my fabric pull for a Halloween quilt. I keep waffling between pattern ideas. Triangles have been calling me from the start, but now I'm considering wonky strips in with triangles. I'm sure I'll ponder this pile well beyond Halloween this year.
I am loving Carolyn Friedlander's Shirts pattern. This is one that I made with some precious fabric from a friend. I go in shirt sewing spurts and I long for another night of just stitching these together.
The most space, time, fabric and brain consuming project this year has been the Gypsy Wife Sampler. I have all of the strip fabrics chosen now and a few of the small blocks sewn but I have a long way to go on this one. If you follow this blog at all, then you know that I have a love affair with samplers and I almost never want the project to end.
Have you been following your inspiration lately? Where has it taken you?