Thank you blog friends. Sometimes a girl just needs some advice. I took it!
I started cleaning up the studio a bit.
Touching my supplies makes some sort of brain connection and the lightbulbs start coming back on.
I also looked for colors I don't normally use.
For me, this would be neutral tones.
I love them, but am naturally drawn to red, purple, and turquoise.
I haven't made a quilt in a while, so I decided to start a new one.
The last one I made was a baby quilt for some friends up in Brooklyn.
I think I will make another.
Wonderful therapy... cutting strips.
When I sew a quilt, I just start sewing. No plan. No end in mind.
I love to paint, but get a bit nervous when putting the paint on the canvas.
Mistakes are sometimes tricky to correct.
Not so with my kind of sewing.
I love to just start stitching things together haphazardly.
I always have my good friend, the seam ripper, standing by just in case.
|I made a rectangle ladder from an old muslin curtain panel and a dish towel.|
|I sewed tucks into plain muslin. Great texture and visual interest.|
|I like to make interesting patches for imaginary holes.|
|After I piece the top, I will add text and images by embroidering with black thread.|
"White...is not a mere absence of colour;
it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black."
G. K. Chesterton
My next project will probably be a return to bold color, but I am enjoying the peaceful look of white.
The lack of bright colors forces me to look at my design in a different way.
Looking in a different way is always a good thing.