Well, this was fun! I decided to draw the winner of the giveaway in the old fashioned way--straight from a bowl. The winner is Nancy with the comment 'I would have to say if I had to pick one word it would be inspiring. You certainly inspire me with all your creativity .' Wow! Very sweet.
Drawing the winner of the Giveaway!
Nancy has a lovely blog called Tattered Garden Quilting if you'd like to check it out. Really, I'm sorry to put everyone on the spot like that, but the comments were simply fascinating! I have this list of things that I pin up on the wall in my quilting room to help keep me on task with what I'm trying to accomplish. It changes through the years as my focus shifts slightly and changes directions, but I find it to be a very good reminder of what I want my quilts to reflect.
What the many comments proved to me is that people are very nice! Well, that, but more importantly, it proved that I am slowly getting my quilts to have that nebulous quality of individualism and character. Why oh why isn't there a good book out there on how to get personality into quilts? I suppose if you'd like to translate Greek, you can dive into design and art quilt books.*wink
Still playing with scraps
I am still playing with my string blocks and although it looks like I have plenty of scraps left, I'm starting to get a bit nervous. I have 17 blocks finished which gives me a good idea of where I'm going now. So, in order to make the quilt that is starting to come together in my mind, it looks like I will need 13 more blocks! I'm definitely hitting that spot of thinking that I've overused some pieces of scraps and don't have nearly enough interesting strings left. We'll see. I'm still pretty determined to stick to the scrap bin mentality and not dig into the stash unless I get desperate....