Fill In The Blanks
I've had this quilt in my head for a few months but it finally took shape this weekend. Today as S was sleeping, I realized I had hit a wall in three major projects I'm trying to finish up so I felt 'allowed' to make something for myself. It was so refreshing to start cutting and watch it make sense in its free form essence. I get the biggest rush when I'm making something from scratch with no patterns or dimensions to follow that might give me any sense of the outcome. I usually make mistakes I didn't anticipate but the process is so much more fulfilling than fussing over details. Sometimes it means tossing the whole thing in the trash but its still my favorite way to work.
I'm filling in the blank spots with unbleached, 100% natural cotton and then backing it with unbleached muslin. I'll bind it with the darker yellow and use my ever trusty 'stitch in the ditch' quilting method.
Its similar to the Denyse Schmidt designs but more reflective of the Gee's Bend essence. Its a simple idea that you could try with a variety of colors but I'm really into this monochromatic look right now. I'll be sure to finish my other projects before I start up again but I'll be sure to post it when its done.