I know, having been down this road before, that just the act of sewing can help get my creative juices flowing again. So I have been working on a tee shirt quilt for my daughter, a gift to help her heal from the loss of her fiance.
I cut and backed the parts of the shirts that I'm using, and played with layouts on graph paper and on my design wall. I learned again the wisdom of the adage "Measure twice and cut once!" But it is all pieced, we have gone from this. . .
Now I just have to add a border around the outside. I'm doing simple straight line quilting, probably on a diagonal.
I hand dyed the fabric that I used for the sashings. I wanted a medium gray- there was already enough darks in the tee shirt blocks. That was another lesson on the many variations of gray! I think this has a green undertone- which, fortunately, works.
I'm already planning for some time off work that I'll spend dyeing fabric. I want to have a selection of fabric to use in the discharge workshop I'm taking from Carol Soderlund in September, and I have another tree piece that I want to start- probably using shibori fabrics. Just the thought of spending several days in the dyepots makes me happy!