Monday, May 8, 2017

Motivation Boosters

When I get midway through a project, the motivation sometimes goes away, and my mind wanders toward starting new projects.  It must happen with other quilters also, because a lot of us have unfinished projects.  Today, I looked at my previous post about 18 motivaional tips, and just picked one to concentrate on to move me forward.

Original post:  (click here)

Tip #7:  Do a small part of it right now.  Even if you don't want to start it, just give it five minutes.  Often the "just five minutes" turns into a good amount of a project completed, as I lose track of time, and become immersed in a quilt.  Sometimes if you don't feel like starting, you just have to start, and the momentum will happen.  I have a sand timer that I turn over, and often quilt for just the time it takes for the sand to run through it, but often look up and the sand has long been settled into the bottom end, and I'm still going strong.

Design wall picture

Sand timer

Monday Linkups:

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times


Cathy Tomm said...

Great looking design wall!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous quilt you are working on. But I can see getting tired of working on it -- lots of little pieces and lots of similar colors. But it will be a stunner when you are done!

Me and My Stitches said...

Definitely worthy of your time! Love this quilt!! Now I want to know (inquiring minds, you know!) long did you work on it?

Tracy said...

Such a pretty quilt, I saw it earlier today and came back to tell you how much I like it, a lot!

kiquilter said...

I just wanted you to know that your motivation boosters came at the perfect time for me! Your comments on each one made them seem possible. I am in a procrastination slump right now, and your words were inspirational. Thanks ever so much for sharing the tips and your insights.

kupton52 said...

I just read your original post. Pastor Warren's tips are just what I needed to read today---not only in my quilting business but also in just getting my life together and in order in general. Thanks for the post---It really was a God-Send.

Judy Hansen said...

I finished the next 10x10 piece block, sewing ten horizontal rows. It moved me past my blahs, and I'm now inspired to finish the entire row this week.

Karen said...

The heart quilt must take an incredible amount of cutting and sewing time. Love it thus far.