Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2015

A new quilt

I finfished a new quilttop recently.  Having made such an unusual thing made me thinking about how I start creating. The inspiration for this quiltpattern came from an abandoned couch which was dumped on these dirty streets of Berlin. 

I saw it on a grey day at my way to work. I had to take a picture because I instantly saw a quilt in this filthy old couch. A few days later my boyfriend broke up and quite surprisingly I had to a lot of me time over. I started this quilt. I didn´t think about it. 

This is what I do with quilts. I don´t think. I start I make I finish. So often I tried to mix and match the perfect fabrics together, I sat in front of my stash and tried to make the most surprising combinations, but it never happened. In fact it frustrated me and stole the fun out of creating. 

And then I noticed that this happens often in my life. In work, in love, in creativity. When I overthink things I start to question myself. I have to do things spontaniously, if I don´t it just doesn´t work. And it is no fun and I become so stressed inside, that there is no possibility for the so called flow. 
And it all comes to one thing I still can learn more: Trust. 

If I trusted myself and god (the universe or whoever) more I wouldn´t question myself all the time. I could life happily and do my thing, without worrying where it will lead me. Sometimes it works and I am getting better.

I thought about this blogpost for a few days now, but now that I write it, I am not sure if I can explain it enough, if it is understandable what I mean. If it makes sense at all. 
But then again, who cares, this is mostly a quilting blog, right? Why do I have to have the perfect philosophical and psychological ideas, advices on hand? 
Just because I think I have to.  But I don´t. This is a quilting blog. So here is the quilt top. I hope you like!  :-) I do.