Wednesday, May 2, 2012

it's five o'clock in the morning...

Don't you just love it when you wake up at five o'clock in the morning with the design of a new quilt in your mind? It always looks so clear and so easy at that hour as you lay in bed mulling it over--at least it does for me.

Of course when I started to make it there were elements of the design that needed to be resolved. Next time maybe. I need to study that first quilt more before I write about it.

But that hazy design of a quilt let me on to this little gem--it is only 12 x 12 inches.  Isn't it great though? Wondering if I should frame it?  If only I had three of them. If there were a copy machine for quilts...

Yes, my astute readers will realize that it is an abstract of the quilt into the sky that I used in my poster which I just wrote about here.  Now to make another little one and see what else I have learned.

And you--do you ever wake up early in the morning and envision a new quilt? Do they ever work? What do you think of this little piece?

1 comment:

  1. Love this little piece, the fabrics are gorgeous.

    I find most of my really good ideas come to me at night, just before I fall asleep. It's like my brain needs total relaxation in order to conjure up fresh ideas. Sometimes an entire piece will just pop into my brain - the colours, the design, the whole works. I've learned the hard way that when this happens I must turn on my bedside lamp and scribble the idea into the small sketchbook I keep beside the lamp. If I wait until morning, the idea is usually gone!