Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Q.A.D.D.

Every so often I have a recurrence of this condition called Quilters Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is what it looks like when I'm in the throes of the affliction.

Fusing a fabric collage and attempting to  channel Laura Wasilowski.
English paper piecing
Hand piecing.
Embellishing with embroidery.
Needle turn applique, last block!
Hand quilting.
All fueled by an unhealthy dose of "death by chocolate", aka hubby's birthday cake.

In my defense, variety is the spice of life!
Happy stitching, in whatever form it is.
Janet

56 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

So many beautiful creations! Lots of fun happening at your place.

Miriam said...

Ah ha, Janet..."Variety is the spice of life' is my motto.....or so it seems when it comes to my quilting too! I can not have just 1 or 2 or 4 projects going at once.
Happy Birthday to your Hubby!
Love every one of your projects, but those fussy cut hexagons ore really gorgeous!! Congratulations on the last flower block!
Enjoy the chocolate!!!

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

You make wonderful things - thank you for sharing :)

nicolette said...

You have some wonderful projects on the go! Love your Camelot? circle!
Happy Birthday to Mr. Quiltsalott!

Sue SA said...

Great, you mean to tell me Im not normal! LOL! Variety is highly overrated when it comes to food, chocolate is sufficient! Happy quilting, Sue SA

Sonja♥ said...

LOL
I presume I have a Knitters Attention Deficit Disorder:)
All you projects are beautiful, Janet, keep on going in your QADD!!!

Oops-Lah said...

Oh that's what it is called. It seems I have the same affliction and I'm glad to finally know that it has a name. Although looking at all your projects, I'm in awe, again!

Notjustnat said...

Even in your condition you still produce beautiful works. Yummy chocolate cake and cream oh ho!
Hugs
Nat

Shirley said...

Dear Janet,
Is there a support group for this addiction? Where can I sign up? How many Ufo's warrants an addiction? So many questions - so many quilts. Happy birthday to Mr T. Lovely to see ALL your projects.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love it all!! Janet you're a wonder woman of stitches!! There's a vase of lovely flowers in one of those photos. Happy Birthday to Mr Quiltsalott!

Patchwork and Play said...

I can certainly relate to your post! Sometimes I don't know where to turn and what to work on next1 Som many ideas/techniques/fabrics/patterns...so little time! Your hand quilting is beautiful!

Jessica said...

I have that too! QADD - LOL I love that!
All your wips are beautiful!

Fiesta said...

Janet, you are so right!

Kathie said...

I love posts like this...we all need to play and just have fun with quilting once in a while , staying so focused all the time is hard! congrats on finishing your last block of flower garden! looks wonderful
Happy Birthday to DH, yummmy looking cake!
Kathie

Stephanie said...

I agree about variety! I always love seeing what you're up to. That purple flower looks so real.

Crispy said...

Variety IS the spice of life! So many wonderful projects you have going :0) Happy Birthday to your sweety too!

Crispy

Janet said...

Janet,
It is all lovely and so cute. The
cake looks yummy.

Mary said...

Ahhhhh....is that what this is? So glad to have a diagnosis! Your suffering is lovely though, I must admit! Mine does not always look so organized...maybe a piece of that cake would help?!

Michelle said...

Great post!
Can I have some cake too.....

Stray Stitches said...

You are working on some beautiful creations. I'm afraid I have the same disease - lol!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- you're a true QUILTER!!! I feel your pain. That hand piecing project looks very interesting. Is it like english paper piecing, or simply template piecing. You're always so inspiring!

Shari said...

If that's QADD, I'll have some of that! Your work is so lovely and vibrant!

Barb said...

I think I have that too...is there any help?

Lori said...

Yes, I love the variety!! It also makes me a little crazy sometimes too! LOL

Darlene said...

Oh, I love this post!!! Sometimes I feel guilty because I seem to be playing with everything and accomplishing very little. LOL

I love your inspiration, Janet.

Terry said...

Yep, variety is a good thing! LOL Everything looks lovely! :0)

Teresa said...

QADD...that is hilarious! I definitely have THAT one! All your projects are beautiful and well deserving of your time, how could a person actually choose ONE at a time?!?

I heartily approve of your work ethic!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Marilyn Robertson said...

Now I know what this condition is called and that I am not alone! :)

Sharon said...

Yeah! to the last block in your flower quilt! Variety IS the spice of quilting hehehe. Cake looks delicious, just like your quiting.

Funoldhag said...

I cannot imagine how anyone on this earth could ever be bored with all that there is to do! QADD is a wonderful condition to have! Your work is gorgeous - all of it. Carol

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I knew there must be a name for my disorder, but I must admit yours is more productive than mine. I absolutely love all your work!!

Mimi said...

Unfortunately, I can relate!

Dolores said...

You're lucky that all of your QADD projects are very pretty. If you tire of one, there's another one in the wings (or in a pile) just waiting.

Heather said...

So nice to see that someone else suffers from the same affliction as me. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects and for making me feel that I am perfectly "normal"!

Ivory Spring said...

I say thanks to the disorder --- because we get to enjoy all your lovely projects! ;)

Happy birthday to your husband.

Beth said...

With such talent in so many areas, it is not wonder you have this disorder every now and then. I love your work.

Marg said...

I have the same affliction, lots of different projects on the go all at once, stops boredom setting in.
Love all the beautiful projects you are working on at the moment.
Happy birthday to Mr Quiltsalott.

Ann Champion said...

You have a fun variety of projects on the go. You can choose to do whatever your mood tells you to..and you're making progress on all of them! VERY wonderful progress! :)

Kristen said...

Exactly! Hope you and your husband had a fun birthday celebration. I am loving the fussy cutting on those hexagons.

Sarah said...

We also suffer from QADD over here at Casa Grande where life is very spicey! Love the fussy cut hexies!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, I agree, variety is the spice of life. Have fun living life to the fullest.

Sewjournal said...

It all looks like fun. I think Im in a permanent state of QADD

Feather on a Wire said...

A woman after my own heart, it doesn't matter what style it is as long as it's good, we want to do it! (with an exception being hand quilting, I hardly ever do that these days.....)
I love all of your current projects!

Robin said...

Amen! Variety is truly the spice of life. And it is important to have something for every mood. :) It is so fun to see all of the varied and wonderful projects you are working on.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Then I"m Spicey!

kim mclean said...

But thats what is interesting about your blog Janet! Kim McL

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Barb said...

I am afflicted by the same disease. Luckily there is no cure, so I can go on with all my various distractions.
Thank goodness you do so many, it's always inspiring to visit and see what you are up to.
Happy Birthday to hubby!

Belinda said...

Hey....have you been reading my mail??? HA! I have 5 different projects going right now. One for any type of mood I'm in!!
Your projects look just as yummy as that cake!!!

Dixie said...

All looks like great fun! Nice to see all your projects, and the cake looks yum-oh! Had a fresh peach milkshake for lunch - best part of summer!

Molly said...

It's so nice to find that we're not alone in our afflictions. Great work, so beautiful.

Sandra Kaye said...

LOL!!! I have the same problem.:):) You are not alone. I'm new to blogging and love your blog. Thanks for sharing and giving inspiration. :):) Sandie

*karendianne. said...

Well this is fun. Really pretty last block on the needleturn flower. Such luscious fabrics. The embellishment really captured me, too. Is that tiny little stitching in orange at the center of the flower, too? I'm intrigued. (Feeling I need some chocolate, too) This is all so fun - how can I leave out that funtastic hand piecing, ha? Silly me!!!

Taryn said...

That chocolate cake looks the spice of life to me. Yum! Congratulations on finishing your last flower block!

Cathy said...

Yep, I have that too! Janet these blocks are amazing. Congrats on your last Flower Garden block, I'm about to start mine!!! xo

Miranda said...

I just love the golden finch...so sad she won't ship them to the Netherlands... For me they bring me back to some years ago, when I lived in VA...they came to my birdfeather together with the Red cardinals, the woodpeckers, chickedee's,blue Jays blackbirds and the hummingbirds. Here in the Netherlands we don't see those birds. Only house finch, differend red robins and crows...but even you're blackbirds are bigger!