Thursday, September 12, 2013

whisper

An unwanted skirt...

snippity snip

plus fabrics on hand...

Florence & girly scraps

equal just a Whisper.

Whisper

I can hardly hear my voice in this.  It whispers of spring - a season not approaching round here, a color scheme inspired by another artist.  It makes me feel lost.  Who is this for?  I am glad to see the skirt take on a new life, but I really won't be satisfied until it finds a meaningful home. 

This seems to be a refrain of mine.  I definitely prefer to make quilts for someone, not for selling (maybe) someday at a craft show in the distant future.  Le sigh.  On the other hand I feel very fortunate to have the means to make when inspiration strikes as part of my job.  Why then the lost-ness, the whisper?  Perhaps I should give Etsy a better try.

Whisper

Methinks my next project must be decidedly useful.

26 comments:

  1. Whisper it does! Just beautiful, and i love the little pop of gold - AMH Social Climber?

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    1. Yes, that's it! I still need to buy more of that fabric. I'm almost out.

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  2. Pretty! Yes spring, please!

    I love using clothes for quilts and have often asked my dad or the man of the house to let me cut in their shirts for a quilt, hehe.

    Random question: how did the bleeding fabric treatment turn out? Have you been able to rescue that quilt? *fingers crossed*

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    1. Oh, no, don't ask me about that one! It is now in need of repair. And I fixed one bleed and caused another. Yes, I need to share about that, but I want to repair it first so it's not such a downer.

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  3. ooh, I do like this pretty patchwork. So very adorable.

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  4. I love what you did with those fabrics. It feels like spring to me too!

    :D I also need to give Etsy a better try. I came up with some ideas today and once I finish this hill of commissions I'm going to just do it.

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  5. I know where you are coming from, it's the creativity version of laryngitis. You can still make yourself understood but the part that makes the conversation truly yours isn't there. As a side note I do very much like this little quilt, I think it sings a song of "cottage chic" a la Dottie angel which to my tastes is just lovely!

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  6. Such a great name for your work. I'm such a bad quilt namer.

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    1. Thanks, Tamie. Sometimes I give them the silliest names, but if they make sense to me...

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  7. It is such a pretty and feminine quilt. Some new mother would just love it for her little girl.

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  8. This is such a beautiful low volume quilt. I agree with the commenter above, this would make a wonderful baby girl gift.

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  9. If you are interested I can send you an email telling you about the Cardiac ICU at Childrens Hospital - Nashville. They need pretty blankets or quilts to help dress up some beds. Some of the children's families can't even afford to be at the hospital all the time and having something homemade with love to cuddle with helps. lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com P.S. My daughter is a nurse on this floor and she had asked me if I knew of anyone that could help..

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  10. This happens to me sometimes. I feel the need to create, but as a quilter I've really always created with a purpose or person in mind. Yes, part of myself is expressed in every quilt, but every quilt also has a little of someone else in it that makes it meaningful to that particular person (and me). Or if it's just for me (yeah, like that ever happens) it still has some sort of direction... bedding, children's bedding, decor, etc. I understand the lost feeling. It is beautiful and I hope you find it's purpose soon.

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  11. so so pretty. I like to make things for specific people too, but every now and then its good to have a few things made and waiting, for presents when you need them.

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  12. It's beautiful. Can't making something beautiful be its own purpose.

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  13. Gorgeous - fabric combo works beautifully!

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  14. pretty patchwork skirt perhaps!?

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  15. Some of the best advice I ever got from a quilting teacher was to make what you want and who it is for will become clear in time. As artists I think it is ok to experiment or go with where something takes us. The woman who gave me this advice had a stack of quilts and she used to have family members go through and pick their own gift out and often she was quite surprised at the choices they made. Just a thought and good for you for listening to the whisper

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    1. Thank-you, Michelle. Sometimes I feel at peace with that "just make it" approach and other times I don't. But I do appreciate hearing that story. It really does work out beautifully some times.

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  16. looks like the start of a delicate sweet whisper of a baby quilt to me...someone's child is waiting.

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  17. Something similar happened to me. I always make quilts with red or pink, but my last scrapproject was yellow, blue and black. It just doesn't appeal to me and I didn't know who to make it for. I made a baby quilt out of it, for charity. Hopefully someone else will love yellow!

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  18. This is a really beautiful quilt.

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  19. That was a great idea for the unwanted skirt. It turned out really pretty.

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  20. Someone will love this quilt. Go and finish it. And maybe give Etsy a try.

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