Quilter’s Attention Deficit Disorder: Do you have it? I do. I call it
I wake up many mornings with so many ideas swimming in my head, it’s impossible to know where to begin. The conversation in my mind goes like this:
Should I open EQ7 and do some design work? Make blocks? Add borders? Finish binding?
Maybe I’ll play on the design wall.
Or pull fabrics for that idea I had last night.
I should finish up some UFOs.
I’m teaching soon and I need more samples.
My new grandbaby deserves a quilt. I have quilts in mind for several family members.
There’s that new pattern I bought last week—dying to start on that!
And the blocks in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks are calling my name. There are so many I have got to make…
You get the idea. I’ll bet your head fills with similar projects. I find this mental tug-of-war to be paralyzing. What’s a quilter to do?!
When this happened to me recently I did something so simple, and it helped me so much, it’s almost embarrassing to share it.
I made a list.
It looked like this:
Somehow having everything listed in one place helped me sort through the creative jumble. I could see quickly what was most important and what could wait.
Once I identified the priorities, I was able to stick with them and get several things finished—completely crossed off the list. What a great feeling!
Next time you’re overwhelmed with quilty ideas, try making a list. I think it will help.
Do you have QADD?
Leave a comment below by midnight Tuesday, July 10 and I’ll send a bundle of quilty fun to one lucky winner. The winner is #58 Brenda, who wrote a great UFO poem! Thanks for all the great comments–some of them will go into a future blog post.