|Scrap Attack #3 getting closer to a finished quilt top.|
Some of the most fascinating quilts I have ever been drawn to have unfathomable mistakes in them, perhaps from running out of a certain fabric, sewing errors and whatnot. It's taking me a very long time to figure out what mistakes I'm
in love okay with leaving in my quilting projects and which ones make me want to clench my teeth in frustration: 'I don't have time for this today!'
|One step at a time.|
Free-hand applique is obviously very intriguing to me and I want to do more of it. I love the personalization and character of it all! But like I said. I don't always feel very creative and my mind tends to go blank and foggy when I try to force anything. There's a delicate balance between waiting for lighting bolts of inspiration to fall out of the sky and figuring out the good habits that generate creativity. I've learned that the best way for me to have opportunity to do more free hand applique and make the kinds of quilting mistakes that seem to actually feel charming to me, is simply to produce. I can start from fabric I love or quilting blocks or anything else that kick starts the process. I will only find the ending after I have a beginning to work with.
So there you go. The key to making quilts you love involves a lot of doing. Best get back to the quilting room while there's still some daylight left.*wink