Monday, June 13, 2011

Trusting My Instincts

This was the initial inspiration for my quilt. Simple and understated. Which I promptly changed up. Don't I always?
Of course I wanted to use prints, NOT solids--resulting in a totally different impact. I did try to mix up some more modern prints with the small florals and prints and of course I used plaids and stripes. They tend to be the bedrock of my own personal style for some reason.
The 'floating' 4-patches definitely did what I wanted them to do, which was move the eye around. So why did the whole quilt top look flat? Sometimes this is just a temporary thing until the actual quilting adds texture. This time I decided that my interpretation of the original quilt lost out somewhere in transition, but with a little help from my friends, we would go forward! After much searching and playing around with applique ideas, I came up with this little trio of lollypop trees and the owl from a picture on my sisters blog (actually an ad picture if you want to get technical). I LOve, love, love my red leaves on the trees. They absolutely shine. I find it very interesting that I used such pale blues and dark pinky reds together. I think I am finally trusting in my instincts to do THE RIGHT Thing. It's a scary process. Very hard work for the insecure, easily intimidated quilter of which I am trying shed through trial and error and lets not forget experience......

1 comment:

  1. I just love the combination of the blocks with the siple trees. Beautiful, trust your instinct! Greetings

    ReplyDelete

I love getting comments and always try to respond via email if possible. If you aren't getting replies back from me, try leaving your email address within the comment. Due to Blogger changes, I've heard that some people aren't able to leave comments here at all. In that case, you can always email me at audkateaster at gmail dot com if you'd like and I'll respond from there. Thanks so much for visiting!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...