Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Going Back to Basics

 Have you ever lost your quilt mojo?  I have lots of friends who have lots of advice but recently I got one piece of advice from a friend that I've decided to take.

He said, "Go back to basics."

A simple statement but he meant my quilting and it's what I've decided to do.  I won't go into the long list of things I do for others these days or how exhausted I often feel.  I will say that I've been afraid to tackle any major project because I was afraid I would mess it up.

So yesterday I pulled out some charm packs and turns out, I had some Kona white packs as well.  I went waaaay back to the most basic patchwork.  It's a simple checkerboard and it felt good because it was a project I could handle.  I should have a quilt top by the end of the week if nothing else surfaces this week.

If you are feeling as ragged as I am, then maybe this piece of advice can help you.  I hope it does.

Have a safe and happy day!


  1. Thanks, Michele. I needed that today!

  2. So glad you got your mojo back! Going back to basics really does put things in the right perspective. Enjoy the day!

  3. Good advice, I have not sewn for some time, but do have more of various WOF cut, which will make beginning a project easier since I have them in plastic shoe boxes in my closet here, rather than having to rummage around finding the fabric in storage.