New Quilt Friday
Meanwhile, how about a finished quilt?
I hate it when people complain or apologize for their own crappy photos, and that's exactly what I'm going to do now. I took photographs on 2 separate days, and they all look the same. The bright white pieces in the upper right corner are all light blues and greys, and in person the quilt is much more subtle than the washed-out photos show.
This quilt will debut at the Pressing Matters II special exhibit at the Chicagoland Mancuso Show in November. I was really stressing out this summer about having a new quilt for the show. I have a few ideas for some big new floral quilts, but I drew and drew and the time grew closer, and the closer it got, the more stressed out I became.
I have learned over the years, that when I am "blocked", the best thing to do is to go back to something familiar. I went through folders of old drawings and found a great black and white sketch in a block format, something I have always liked but never done anything with.
The quilt reminded me of stones in a courtyard, or a cobblestone path. I have temporarily named it "Cobblestone" but now that I remember that that is the name of a popular knitting pattern, I might re-name it.
Fused cottons, quilted with invisible thread (color-smoke), 35" x 25".