Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Process


I'm working on a quilt that is absolutely not "me" and very much "me" at the same time. How can that be? It is the process, my friends. I work like this on almost every quilt I make, especially the bigger projects. It starts very often with a rough sketch on paper. (I have sketched on napkins, backs of envelopes and backs of greeting card.) This particular quilt is for my step-sister. It is much more structured but at the same time I tried to give it movement within the structure.





And then there is her color palette. She is an "Autumny" person. She likes the warm browns, golds, and greens. Not really the colors I work with alot, however when I went to put colors together, the ones I chose look like a collection I would put together. (Am I speaking Greek?)




And of course once this quilt started coming together, it looks like my work. And after I quilt the dog out of this top with some feathers, it will look like "me" but in a different direction. So if you are sewing today, do something that is not "you". It feels really good. Happy sewing!



7 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

what fun! And it wen together quick too! It will look great with your feathers all over it!!! Lucky sister in law!!

Quilt Pixie said...

sometimes stretching can be good for all of us. Thanks for the reminder :-)

Janet said...

Trying something that "is not me" is what keeps me quilting. I'd love to see the quilt after you quilt the bageebers out of it.

Deborah said...

great colors

beth said...

very pretty! great colors! good job stretching yourself!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Your sketch reminded me of bamboo. The quilt looks great, but I can totally see it in green!

Martha-Del Sol Quilts said...

Very nice Shelly..it will become you!!
I haven't done any sewing or blogging in over a week or so. I have company from out of town. I hope to see you soon.