Been there. Done that. Isn't it more fun to choose each fabric as I sew. Get into that groove. Isn't that what it is all about?
But what happens when I see in my mind's eye something new I just have to make? I try it--of course. And I like it. There is something with the regularity and the precision that I just have to go for even if it is the log cabin pattern and even if I do all the work free hand so it really is not that precise.
I mean look at that pattern. Simple. But such dimension. There is a space there. A story in its regularity.
|black white and red runner--12x40 inches--Ann Brauer|
Or here--such a feeling light and depth. The window promises something. Isn't that all I can ask for?
|plum runner--12x40 inches--Ann Brauer|
|visions of light--38x38 inches--Ann Brauer|
I play some more on the design board. Pin it up. It doesn't have to be perfect. I just want to see it.
|design board--Ann Brauer|
No time like the present. After all if you are super busy--why waste time wondering if you are going to make the quilt. Just do it.
I cut the fabric for the yellow centers. I think I prefer the brighter yellow. More like sunshine isn't it?
I plan the colors of the outside. The colors of autumn.
And start to sew.
Will it work? Is this a waste of time? Will it drive me crazy? I haven't made enough to know for sure.
Making two does take almost twice as long. Like duh?
But I keep going. And going and going. Now at least it takes some of the form I want.
Finally I can play. Interesting but too expected. This was not what I intended in the first place but I wanted to see it.
OK--more like it.
Not bad though. I think I can get it done before Paradise City this week-end. Was it worth it? Can I make more? Is it more or less technical than the flowing river runner next to it? But that is another story. Argh!!! For another day and another blog. Meanwhile I hope I will see some of you at Paradise City at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Northampton October 11-13. For more info www.paradisecityarts.com or maybe the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show November 6-9 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. www.pmacraftshow.org