OK--I have been working 10 hours a day--every day--on the new quilt for the Smithsonian. Choosing the colors, getting the colors to go from dark to light-- each row a different color--but enough fabrics repeated so the quilt will hold together. "Endless fields" is the name of the quilt--and it sure feels endless right now.
Every bone in my body is tired--my back hurts, my feet hurt, my hands hurt. I am tired of making decisions. How slow it seems. How many more blocks to make.I try not to think about it. I complain but I do love my work.
I like the way the road turns in this quilt--"bend in the road". I am intrigued by this piece. Will rows of the bends be too much? Or will they be interesting?
Luckily my studio is fairly large and I can pin pieces up and squint. Sometimes I take pictures with my camera to get more distance. Drawing doesn't help me--but I can also see images of the quilt when I shut my eyes.
Or maybe I can make the pieces darker like this.
Or should I have the pieces move slightly as they might in "real" life? Is that too busy?
So many choices. I will think about it at 6 am. I think I know what I'll try first--after I buy more fabric of course--what would you do?