Great Ideas

October 3, 2014


Last week I was reading a blog about creating. I can’t find it now, or I would share it with you! The idea was that we get a great idea. We get excited about it and begin to act on it. Then, we stall, quit, stop, put the project on hold. Then we get a great idea. And so on and so on until life becomes one great big idea, but nothing is getting done.

I have experienced this phenomena!

Here is a once upon a time great idea!


This was a piece of fabric I had previously surface designed. The grid reminded me of trellis.


I had lots of fun adding sunflowers and color.

Then, it all stopped. I need to quilt this piece. The quilting completely changes the look of the piece. I am going to go back to working on this once great idea. I’m not really feeling like it is as great as I had originally envisioned, but I’m going to take it a little further.  Stay tuned for an update!

Do you have any great ideas hanging around?




Organized under Great Idea, Inspiration, New Work.

6 comments... (add a comment)

  1. I love this! You inspire me to play around more with my fabric AND my paint before I go into the quilting part myself ;))

    And, I can SO relate to ‘Projectitus’… I believe Pinterest has copyrighted that word themselves lol

    Can’t wait to see where you take this Amie <3

  2. Janice

    Waffles! Lots of yummy waffles – that is what I saw when I was admiring the first picture! Then I saw sunflowers – they reminded me of my grandmothers sunflower plants in her garden when I was growing up and I was there for the harvest of the seeds. Why do I see food in this picture? (But then it was time for breakfast!)

    • amie

      I love that you saw waffles! Once you said it I saw it too. I didn’t recognize it as waffles and I think it has something to do with how I got that waffle pattern on the piece, it doesn’t look like a waffle at all!

  3. Janice

    I wish there was a way of changing a comment after it has been posted, because I would change or delete my previous post.

    Amie is a friend and a wonderful artist who, over the years, has readily shared her knowledge and gives unlimited encouragement.

    Amie saw a trellis in her fabric-art; where as, we all know, I saw waffles and sunflower seeds. I think this shows we get our ideas from anywhere. Amie’s photos reminded me of my grandmother, who was loved to feed her family and was a quilter.

    Amie is the reason I learned quilt and she is my inspiration to continue to quilt and to try new things.

    • amie

      Janice, you are always so kind! I loved the waffle comment. I love that we all see different things, it is what makes us original and unique! I so appreciate your support and kind words!

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