Look at these colors and tell me you don’t have visions.
Okay, granted I picked these out so maybe you don’t have as many visions as I do. But still, the potential just boggles my mind. Even with all this I still went out and bought another orange, a blue, and a lighter pink. I am following Sherri Lynn Wood’s quilt along from her blog Dainty Time (although it is long done and over by now) for the Mod Mood quilt. I decided to do three colorways: blue, green and orange and even sketched a draft of my vision. The funny thing about her quilt along is, you are supposed to be driven by your mood. I don’t totally subscribe to this for two reasons. One, by the time I pick a colorway, cut it, sew it, a week has passed by and I have had dozens of moods throughout that process – so there is a separation from my mood and the “mood” of the quilt colors. Second, I just pick things I like. I know there are “passive” and “active” colors and all that. Wood describes in detail in her blog. Dang it though, I just don’t feel it and hope at least that it comes out looking like “me” and has my sense of style to it.
Two nights ago I started with the turquoise/blue pieces and afterwards I came to appreciate some comments discussed at our last EBMQG meeting. It just doesn’t sing to me. It’s fine but I’m not impressed as it shows so far. Forge ahead, I will, but it’s a little bit … boring?
It must be one of those moments we talked about where you just force yourself to continue on. The colors also seemed to be a bit too contrasting – what does that say about my mood? Bi-polar?
The good little quilter voice in the back of my head echoed to me… it’s improvisational…don’t think too much (I nearly always over-think these projects)… ahh, yes, that’s why I love improvisational quilts so MUCH, right?? Over-thinking rarely fosters progress, instead it keeps me running in circles. With that said: Cut without rulers, just sew one wedge to the next without thinking about it, enjoy the process and repeat…
Tonight begins a new colorway, how exciting!