Friday, January 9, 2009

Lacking Motivation...

Where has all my motivation gone? I feel like it's lying dormant during this winter season and I'm not accomplishing much. I've spent the last several days trying to decide what I could post - something new and exciting! In the absence of exciting I thought I would show you the latest work on my peach quilt block.

In this motif I've repeated the rose pattern in the fabric with silk ribbon embroidery. I've used 7mm silk ribbon that I've hand-dyed using a combination of Ranger and Ribbonsmyth dyes.

This second picture is one of the twelve blocks I've been working on. I'm disappointed with the color quality of the photos. The fabrics are much more vibrant and beautiful than they appear in the photos. I love how the blocks are coming together and think I'll be really pleased with the finished quilt.

I would love to complete it this year but I'm not sure I will meet that deadline.

I wanted to post one additional picture. It's a gift I received from my dear friend Debi. She is a natural when it comes to beading and comes up with some of the most beautiful designs. She has given me this lovely necklace pictured here.

Our local Lake Jackson Bee has another quilting retreat beginning on the 19th. of this month. Perhaps I will come back with lots of new things to share.

2 comments:

Ani said...

Beautiful quilt and the necklace is enchanting! Thank you for sharing. I too have been lacking motivation this month but I feel it is just my body/brain telling me to take a break since the holidays were a very busy time. I try to use this time to look at my art books, read artsy blogs and build up a new reserve of creativity. Best, Ani

Mary said...

Barbara,
I had to laugh when I saw your title this morning "Lacking Motivation"..........
I came to your blog to look for motivation this morning!!!
I have gotten much inspiration and hope get get motivation!!!
I do dlove your block!!
Mary