Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Thankful for Do-overs

Some faithful readers might remember "Last Leaf" shown above. This was the quilt that I slaughtered with color. Way too much color. What was I thinking? Or better yet was I thinking at all? Occasionally, in your quilt making career you will do something so off that you surprise yourself. So be thankful for do-overs. Thank you quilting gods.

So I woke up early this morning with do-over on my mind. I truly like the design ergo the problem has to be in execution. Operator error...fatal error...are you sure you want to do this? I started pulling fabrics only to discover that you can own all the fabric in the world and still not have the one you need. Sigh! Sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.

Two possibilities finally presented after much digging. Leaving them on the cutting table to see what strikes me and hopefully after more digging finding something else that works. The idea of slightly monochromatic as in the first photo is very appealing....but then again the green next to the rust would be kinda good leaves. Not a problem to figure out just a choice to be made.

Also, a big thanks to everyone who commented on my "Is Blogging Dead?" post. Thank you all for some food for thought and insightful comments. Check the blogs of the ladies who responded...great work.
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1 comment:

Valeri said...

Love that last picture. The green and rust look so good together!