Like many other quilters, I was/still am a fan of Bonnie Hunter's www.quiltville.com and found her ideas thrilling - yes thrilling! My mind was reeling with ideas, plans, projects, colors, etc. I made my share of kids quilts using this technique, several Linus quilts, a sofa quilt, and one for the car trunk, all the time realizing this was one great use of scraps. I wonder if Bonnie Hunter realizes how responsible she is for ENERGIZING so many of us! Then, I realized this block had more surprises -- and it led me to projects made with smaller strips, larger strips, more strips, boxes of strips -- uhhh you get the picture.
Next, was THIS bargello project.
And then I realized how useful it would be for a border and I could use up the scraps from a quilt to make what appears to be a complicated border (NOT!). You have seen some of my use of this bargello idea on a number of my quilts I've shown on this blog -- here is another use for the same technique! I LOVE it when a great idea gives me mental energy!!! One thing leads to another...
This post is about learning one technique even if you don't think you like it, because you never know where it might lead you ... sounds like a lesson in life doesn't it?
I have a sew day planned with a friend, and we're going to play "Bargello"!