I had a project I wanted to do, the Meta Project, but I just couldn’t seem to get started on it. I knew what I wanted to do, but I just felt really uninspired. All the fabric I picked out to work with wasn’t quite right, and then my quilting space was wrong and, etc. etc. etc. The point is, it wasn’t happening. Not even a little.
In writing when this happens and I find that I am fighting myself to get something done, that means the timing is not right. In the case of a story it means I need some more time to let it stew around in my subconscious before I try to put it onto paper, or if I’m revising it means I need to separate myself from the project for a little while and then come back to it with a fresh perspective. It turns out that in quilting, the same is true.
Now is not the time for me to be working on that project, so I’ve put it on hold and I’m currently drafting a couple others. I say a couple others because I’m apparently totally indecisive right now and I can’t choose which of several ideas I want to full develop into a mystery quilt. Or, more specifically, which one to do first.
I may come to a decision all by myself (like a grown up!) or, I might come to you with several options and do a poll to see what you’d like to do. We’ll see. We’ll see very soon as I’m hoping to have all my rough drafts done tonight.