I don't think there is anything better to inspire one to start sewing then buying new fabrics. I was able to complete three civil war blocks yesterday which brings my total to five completed so far. I have four more cut out which I hope to piece tonight.
I am also inspired to create after walking through the quilt display at a show or after show and tell at the local guild meeting. Sometimes all we need to get our creative juices flowing again is to see what others are doing or have accomplished.