Art Every Day – day 10

water color quilt topMy friend Colleen posted about a challenge to finish up all those unfinished quilting projects by the end of the year so as to start 2010 with a clean slate.  It sounded like a good idea so I dragged out the box to see what I had still lurking around.  I found two worth fiddling with: one that I really like and that all my children have offered a place for in their homes.  The back is pieced and it’s all ready to go.  I think I wasn’t brave enough to jump into the machine quilting at the time and so it has languished in the box.  The second one is one from a class I took a long time ago, back when water color techniques were still all the rage.  I thought this second one would be a good place to practice free motion quilting before tackling the one I really like.  I cut a back and spray basted the sandwich with 505 spray.  Then I doodled a lobed design for each of the blocks, chose some lovely variegated thread and jumped in.  After the first block was done, I decided I didn’t like it and reverse-sewed.  Then I tried a diagonal design that I didn’t like either and took that out.  Sigh.  I’m back to square one.  I’ve come to the conclusion that it is the thread that is at issue, so tomorrow I’m going to try invisible thread.  I need a good night’s sleep and a renewed perspective.  And sometimes that’s what creativity is all about, isn’t it?

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1 Response to “Art Every Day – day 10”


  1. 1 Norma November 12, 2009 at 7:43 am

    This is lovely! Can’t wait to see what you do with it.


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