For lack of Vision….

Remember these?  

I came across them last night while rummaging around in the sewing room. I started them a couple years ago. Got bored. Put them away. Got them out again when Aunt Marti from 52 Quilts announced her block a day for winter. I kept up well until an unexpected trip home in January. Once I knew I would not make the goal of one a day through the winter season, working on them lost the appeal. I have 51 completed blocks.  

I realized the reason I am not motivated to get back to work on these, is because I have no plan, no vision for what they will become. No final number of blocks, at which point, I can call this done. I need a goal, a finish line. With my City Sampler blocks, I am done at 100. I have 25 done and 75 to go. I don’t need to finish them tomorrow or next week, but I know that after making 75 more, I will be done.

Proverbs 29:18 says, My people perish for lack of vision. Okay, a stack of blocks is not the end of the world, no one is dying here! But this is so true with so many things. We know walking daily is good for us but I need a pedometer to count my steps so I can get to the magic 10,000 steps. Why am I like this? Lots to ponder here.

Back  to quilting. I decided that I would set these 8 x 8. There are plenty of design possibilities with this number of blocks. So I need 64 blocks total. A do-able number. I have 13 more to finish.IMG_2482

I can do this. The end is in sight. I may not get them done this week, but now I have a goal. Sadly, it won’t make much of a dent in this pile!IMG_2490

Linking up with Free Motion by the River for Linky Tuesday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to For lack of Vision….

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  2. Anja says:

    I need a goal…that’s why I create a to-do list; otherwise, I get sidetracked. Umm…I guess I still get sidetracked…..

  3. Marcy says:

    Perhaps if you layout some of the blocks in different settings, the beauty of the colors, fabric and precise stitching will encourage you.

  4. What a lovely pile of scraps. Not sure I could stop at only 13 blocks more!

  5. Love your blocks, I think a plan is like making a deadline. I have just started quilting my log cabin quilt, loved making it, very addictive.

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  7. I like that idea, a set number that says done!

  8. It’s good to think things through. I like your self-discoveries and resulting plan of action. Unlike me, you are good at finishing projects so I guess once you’ve made the decision about what you are working towards you have the motivation to see it through? I love the way log cabin blocks can be put together in so many different patterns – you’ll have fun with 64 on the design wall!

  9. Shannon says:

    A vision is a perfect thing to have. Yours is looking good!

  10. Deb says:

    Bored and discouraged are very hard on a lively vision.:) needless to say I’ve had some blocks that ever made it to the original quilt plan…😳 the blocks are wonderful and will make a beautiful quilt!!

  11. Lois says:

    That stack of blocks looks simply delicious! Only 13 to go?? That’s a breeze for you, Katy. I’m sure those scraps are just calling to you every time you look at them. LOL!

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