Tuesday, August 08, 2006
My very first time ...
I’ve been procrastinating long enough – could anyone possibly be interested in my projects? Self-doubting here.... Visiting Quilt Blogs seems so friendly and personal, like quietly passing time with a friend . My friends like what I do – we quilters never seem to get enough visual stimulation – I myself, receive such pleasure reading all the other quilt-related blogs, and salivating at photos of fabrics, quilts, sewing rooms, stitches, etc., and ... I just bought that new digital camera ... so, OK, no more excuses ... what’s the worst that can happen ... I’m going to see what’s around the next corner!
I live amongst fabric, threads, projects, books, piles of projects. Sometimes the fabric clutter is inspirational, sometimes the disorder is depressing, so I go through periods of tidying up and neatness or else, ignorance of my mess. My husband and I share a small studio, where we both work in our respective projects. He is a neat person, I am not.
A neighbor asked me to make a quilt for her 18 month old niece, to celebrate the child’s arrival in the U.S. An Alphabet Quilt seemed a likely choice. I absolutely cannot do “soft pastels” ... and always end up with bright colors. I chose to wonky-up those letters, to make it look less structured – and ... it’s easier to ‘center’ them when you make them crooked!
Sometimes I add a large label/pocket to children's quilts -- this time I put this little rabbit inside!
More to come,