Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I joined to challenge myself in several ways, including focus, interpretation, trying a new technique and generally just to enjoy myself while doing it. Our first prompt was NATURE. I thought a lot about what I wanted the piece to be. I started a project journal to help me organize my thoughts. I totally threw out my first idea. I took my first piece apart because I couldn't make the fabric say what was in my thoughts.
We had 2 rounds of the flu going through the house since November. Today another one started. We had a wedding here right after the first of the year. I didn't procrastinate starting this piece, but I admit I didn't have as much time working on it that I wanted to.
I will never be a person that wants to create traditional quilts. I do, however, want to pursue landscape quilts and this was my first attempt. I wanted to try piecing it using fabric I had on hand, but honestly I didn't have what I would have wanted to use. It is entirely hand stitched using the freezer paper piecing method. I think my work will always include hand stitching and embellishing. I'll get better at that and don't want pieces to look like a crazy quilt. I'm really not done stitching on this block, but it's done enough that I could post about it today.
I know the mistakes I made and will definitely research before I attempt the next challenge. AND, I will definitely start the project as soon as I get the prompt...and finish early.
Grateful: Today I am grateful for Janine and Catherine who have established the group. It's a great group to be in.
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Posted by Carol- Beads and Birds at 12:00 AM