Saturday, December 27, 2008

Finding the Right Approach

I have been going at this bed quilt thing from the wrong angle.
I had to ask myself, "What is my motivation? And after lying to myself several times and catching myself in that lie, I had to admit, I just want to USE UP the strips and strings I have been sent. It is not all that important that they work into a bedspread for my bed. I really have to eliminate that as a motivator.
The stack of yellow strips are the most enticing, so I began with them. Log Cabins. Simple, economical and neat. Not all the same size, but that makes the final assembly the good part. The part where I have to use creativity to get them to fit and to fill in the gaps with something that makes the whole look good.
Next I have a bunch of pink-peach-pastel strips to sew up and then turq-lime ones after that. This ought to result in enough blocks to make a good size nap quilt. Fresh and Springy. A winter antidote, which is stretching things, since Winter in Tennessee is a big fat Wuss. It is so warm that the Goldfish are out for the day, looking fat and ready to catch flies.
I am not complaining.
One more thing about motivation: I did go to my first quilt group meeting earlier this month and I must, simply must bring show and tell.


  1. I'm so glad it has all become clear to you....again.

  2. Having fun was the part you forgot before. I like what you are making and it certainly should brighten a wussy winter day.

  3. Yes, it's a bed quilt. And it is so great to be following this path of experience with you. Motivation. Being honest to oneself. I have to remember that when creating things! As Kandinsky put it, the "inner necessity" matters, right?

  4. Anonymous10:18 AM

    What a cheerful sight on this dreary damp day in Bhm, AL. I'd like to copy/paste it in the sky.

  5. Anonymous1:58 PM

    I would quilt it in black or hot pink..

  6. Anonymous12:05 AM

    How are going to quilt it? All over or in the ditch?


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