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Jul 29, 2014

"Mental" Block

Jul 29, 2014
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I've been avoiding this block all month.  It's for one of my guild besties Cristin in our guild bee.  I wanted to make a good one for her.

It wasn't until I finally sat down yesterday to begin that I was able to fully realize what my problem was.  I know how to paper piece.  I have made a Circle of Geese before in fact.  Just once.  And as I worked, I realized it was the block I learned to paper piece on.  I worked methodically through the odd angles of this block and remembered the frustration I felt on that first block.  It flooded back to me like deja vu.

Of course!  No wonder I'd been avoiding this quilt block.  I have a mental block on the Circle of Geese - trying to erase the memory of the frustration, anger and cussing that occurred with the first one. :) Although I love the look (and this one went together easily compared to the first) - I still have bitter taste in my mouth from that learn-to-paper-piece experience.

Obviously, I've been burned by this. But I didn't realize it until now. Getting through this bee block was all mental.  Does anyone else have a "mental" block?  Or am I just crazy?




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3 comments:

  1. I kind of feel this way about hand quilting, but it has more to do with the time suck that hand quilting is, rather than the technique itself.

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  2. Zippers. They really aren't so bad, but in my mind, they are the devil and I avoid them at all costs.

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  3. I was that on HST for a long time, I wouldn't even consider a pattern with them, but now I love them.

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