Quirky question: in a creative rut?

Posted by on August 28, 2013, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

The Quilter's Home eBook series(Right: The Quilter’s Home eBook series by Lois Krushina Fletcher. See a slideshow of quilts from each eBook below.


If you’re any kind of creative type, you might understand a thing or two about getting in a rut. Same materials, same tools, same techniques…same result. Sometimes it feels good to stick with what we know—after all, comfort zones really are quite cozy! But sometimes trying something new makes all the difference, in both the process and the product. That thought leads to this week’s question:

When’s the last time you tried something new?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, September 2, for your chance to win. The winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, September 4, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “What’s the best compliment you’ve ever been given?” Here’s the winning comment, by Rosa:

“I married into a family of knitters, but no quilters. So, after making a quilt for my new mother in law, I wrote a little background on quilting, including a comment on the belief that only God can create perfection and humility blocks. Imagine my surprise, a few weeks later, when my husband’s mother and sister excitedly called me to tell me that they had finally found my humility block! Compliments come in many forms!”

Congratulations, Rosa—look for an email about your free eBook.

Spring Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Spring" Wall Hanging

Spring Symphony Banners

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Spring Symphony" Banners

Bonnet and Bow Pillow Sham

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Bonnet and Bow" Pillow Sham

Out on a Limb Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Out on a Limb" Wall Hanging

April Showers Wall Hanging and Crocus Chorus Shelf Quilt

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "April Showers" Wall Hanging and "Crocus Chorus" Shelf Quilt

Busy Bee Mug Rugs

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Busy Bee" Mug Rugs

Love Is in the Air Table Runner

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Love Is in the Air" Table Runner

Spring Basket Place Mats

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Spring Basket" Place Mats

Tea-Hive Tea Cozy

From The Quilter's Home - Spring: "Tea-Hive" Tea Cozy

The Quilter's Home - Summer:

The Quilter's Home - Summer: "Summer" Wall Hanging

Autumn Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Autumn" Wall Hanging

Chickadees in the Window Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Chickadees in the Window" Wall Hanging

Fall Harvest Table Runner

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Fall Harvest" Table Runner

Pumpkins for Sale Pillow Sham

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Pumpkins for Sale" Pillow Sham

Autumn Leaves Bell Pull

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Autumn Leaves" Bell Pull

Sunflower Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Sunflower" Wall Hanging

Baking Day Three-Tier Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Baking Day" Three-Tier Wall Hanging

Squirrel Mini Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Squirrel" Mini Wall Hanging

Patchwork Pumpkin Place Mats

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Patchwork Pumpkin" Place Mats

Indian Corn Pot Holder and Trivet

From The Quilter's Home - Fall: "Indian Corn" Pot Holder and Trivet

Winter Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Winter" Wall Hanging

Winter Cabin Table Topper

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Winter Cabin" Table Topper

Winterscape Place Mats

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Winterscape" Place Mats

Winter Mantel Banner

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Winter" Mantel Banner

Snowflake Tissue-Box Cover

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Snowflake" Tissue-Box Cover

Skates and Flakes Pillow Sham

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Skates and Flakes" Pillow Sham

Winter Vacancy Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Winter Vacancy" Wall Hanging

Think Snow Door Topper

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Think Snow" Door Topper

Winter Welcome Wall Hanging

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Winter Welcome" Wall Hanging

Patchwork Mittens Mitten Dryer

From The Quilter's Home - Winter: "Patchwork Mittens" Mitten Dryer


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