Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Once upon a time this glorious image inspired a detailed fabric pull demo for my Color Intensive class. I'm so glad to finally be cutting into those fabrics for a new Gathering Flowers quilt. This time I made only 4 large flowers, planning to float them in lots of low volume white, cream and spring greens, like the first fresh shoots and bright blossoms that announce the weather's changed.
Only... sometimes I'm not at all sure it's working!
There seems to be a phase in nearly every quilt I make during which I lose my way, or at least my confidence. Today as I pinned fabric chunks to audition on my foam core design wall, it felt more weedy bed than spring delight. Maybe that's because I am trying to design this quilt specifically to look good on a twin sized bed, which can effect how well it looks on a design wall? Possible. Overall it feels like too much background, not enough flower power. Says the girl who loves pink.
Alas, I'm on a deadline. Often I give myself a bit of breathing room, when things aren't clicking, to sleep on it and see what I think in the morning. Instead, I've been working furiously today to make progress. I think my petal path has improved, but won't know for sure until I put it on a bed.
So....I'd like to have this in the mail on Friday. Gulp. Wish me luck?