I enjoy the motivation my mistakes stir up deep in me. Ok, truthfully, I don't enjoy ALL of my mistakes, oops, blunders and failures...but they all do motivate me.
This decidedly a-symmetrical thing SHOULD be a 1/4 share of the whole block, visible in the directions in the photo.
I've learned enough about the art world to know that I should say, "I was suddenly inspired and could not stop my hands from cutting and piecing this representation of the discord that wells up in the the heart when one tries to mold an adventurous artistic free-form spirit into a square world." ROFLOL
Borrowing a lesson from Rhonda Blasingame and Marilyn Rose, I think this will become my first Journal Quilt. It DECIDEDLY represents a good many days in life! (No matter how one works and struggles, sometimes "things" just REFUSE to turn out right!) *great big cheeky grin*
Tomorrow is the first opportunity I have had to attend the BOM class at the Golden Triangle Fabric Center! I can't wait!
I just rolled my mother's hair tonight in anticipation of her going with me tomorrow. It is an hour's drive (one way), and I hope she does not change her mind. At almost 85 years of age, she often changes her mind at the last minute about going somewhere, so we'll see.
With each block of this BOM quilt, I develop deeper appreciation and admiration for people who piece quilts!
This is NOT easy stuff, at least not for me. Applique, on the other hand, seems natural, almost instinctive to me. Why is that?
Here is a re-cap of the first six months of this pieced BOM from Golden Triangle Fabric Center in Starkville, in reverse order.
Maybe tomorrow night I will have TWO more blocks to add to this pieced block show-and-tell!