Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Doing the studio tour was an enlightening experience. It took me two days to get around to see them all. I picked up a couple of new ideas for storing or displaying things. What I found most interesting was the distinct line between artists who need a clean, clear space in order to create and those of us who work better when we have lots of visual cues. What some perceive to be mess is necessary stimulation for others. And some of us organize our visual stimuli more than others! I think I could benefit from a little more effort in that department. I doubt that will happen any time soon however. ;- )

I've been struggling to come up with a design for a twin size quilt for my second granddaughter. DD provided me with this yardage she thought would be fun to use, and it will be, but I have been well and thoroughly stuck.

Getting ready for the studio tour motivated me to put away a few things that have been laying about since the end of my last period of productivity and that has helped to clear the creative pathways. I now have a plan for this new quilt top. What I don't have is enough of the right type of print for the background of the blocks! Arrrggghh!

This is the one that I like the best for the background of the liberated stars I want to make:


These are the other pieces I have in my stash that would also work (the triangle print appears again in the upper left corner):

You should be able to click on the photo for a better look.

I've been all over the internet looking for something appropriate. I've called around to my local quilt shops. This type of print just doesn't seem to be available at the moment. So I've put the word out to my quilt guild members. We'll see whether they have anything they can spare. I might have enough on hand to get the blocks made but I'd feel a lot better if I had more to work with. I'm afraid to begin when I'm not sure I have enough to finish. Maverick or liberated is wonderful, but I want cohesiveness in the bargain!

1 comment:

goodworks1 said...

Can you use them all together? Sort of a scrappy light look? Or is there still not enough?