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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Changing My Mind...

is, of course, something I do on  a regular basis.  Now that I'm beginning to recover properly from the gall bladder surgery that knocked me sideways earlier on this year, I'm starting to review what I want to be making.  And to my eternal surprise, that includes at least one traditional quilt.  A very simple four patch, in gentle, pastel colours.  With flowers.  Hmm.  Not a style usually associated for me.  And this quilt is for me...to sit on my sofa, so I can wrap myself in it whenever I please.  It'll be called Comfort And Joy; named even although it isn't an art quilt.

Those of you who live nearby know that it was my intention to sell my commercial fabric.  Since most of my work is around manipulated photographs at present, I  figured that this was a good idea...it's only taking up room.  I looked through it this morning, and discovered that...well...I just can't do it.  It's lovely fabric.  It's my fabric.  And I can imagine using it, too.  I can even imagine teaching a scrap quilt class...  'Perfect Squares'... just exploring what can be done with this most flexible of shapes.  Fun, I think...

No, I don't know what's come over me, either.  But hey.  Change is a good thing.  And I'm ready for it.  The image is one I'll be working with soon, probably on Evolon.  It looks as if it wants to be very tactile, perhaps with beads...  hurrah.  


4 comments:

sandra wyman said...

Yup - must admit - the more my "real" work moves away from quilting, the more I want to relax by making traditional quilts - so can understand this.

Glad you're so much better Marion!

Sue Cottle said...

So glad you're feeling better Marion. Sounds pretty real to me that you don't want to get rid of your 'babies'. Using it to teach a scrap quilt class sounds like a great compromise - use it without loosing it.

Anonymous said...

Might you be needing any more pastel colours to add to your fabrics?
Hope you are feeling better.
Heather

marion said...

Surprisingly, I have enough for this quilt, but yes, I will be needing more pastels... you know me so well!