Thursday, October 15, 2009

I auditioned a lot of different fabric squares to go with the

the squares-n-squares I had completed so far, but at the end of today I am not sure if the ones you see will remain. I also thought of adding some nine patches to the mix. I made a few, but quickly nixed that.
This put it up on the wall and see what happens isn't how I work as a rule. I like a plan, a scale drawing, a predetermined size all of which is generally based on an inner vision, so bare with me, this is really a very different way of working for me. And I have no idea of how it will turn out.

So why am I doing it, you ask? HUMMM. I guess for one, I needed something to do while I wait for my supply of print paste to arrive from Pro chemical and I can get seriously down to doing some dye painting on silk and for two, I signed up to take a one day class with Dianne Hires the first of next month that is being sponsored by a local quilt guild and I know that she works in this lets not look to far ahead manner so I am getting myself in practice.
Why am I taking a workshop from her? It is not so I can do what she does. It is more that I decided before I left Missouri that I would get more involved with the quilt community here early on so I won't feel so isolated and the best way to do that is to take a workshop, at least that way you know that the people you meet in the workshop are at least interested in something that interest you. I am also looking into art quilt groups but have not had any luck so far.
I think it might need some more dark value squares...... Come back and see whats next.

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Susan Turney said...

Yum! I love the colors and the fabrics you've chosen! Especially the lime/turq graphic fabric. I can't wait to see how this one turns out!!!

Karoda said...

I'm going to caste my vote for hand quilting it...I'm still in awe of how beautiful your hand quilting is!

Karoda said...

I'm going to caste my vote for hand quilting it...I'm still in awe of how beautiful your hand quilting is!

Carol said...

Hey Juanita you've joined the club that I am in. Believe it or not I never have a plan, just an idea. I always work intuitively because I am hard to please and so indecisive, besides being a perfecionist..Jump on in there and let the piece tell you what to do.

Rayna said...

Yes, yes, YES! No plan is great! Let the cloth tell you what IT wants to be when it grows up. It's about the process. Yay!

I hope I get to see you in June when I'm in Orlando.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and design.

Rhonda M.