When I was first introduced to quilting, I had my doubts. The fabrics I saw lining shop walls didn't thrill me. Tradition and history hold a special spot in my heart, but many of the quilting patterns and styles I encountered seemed a bit...I don't know...blah. Isolated, I tried my best to find styles and material that I felt drawn to, dabbling in creativity until I would occasionally come across something that inspired me.
Over the last year, however, I've been exposed to so many different styles of quilting through new friends and acquaintances online. I am convinced that I have entered a new world of quilting possibilities of which I never even dreamed.
Here's my first attempt at "improvisational quilting." You pretty much just make it up as you go, not following a pattern or any rules. Talk about liberating! I can't imagine going completely crazy on the improv though, so I tried to maintain some sort of uniformity or organization for the whole thing.
This quilt is crib/wall hanging size and I love every inch of it! The greens make me certain Spring is on its glorious way.
**QUICK NOTE I almost forgot. My hero at Quiltology, Colette, found some extra Michael Miller Damask fabric in her scrap pile that I needed to complete the quilt, since I hadn't bought enough originally. The dear woman parted with it so that I could finish my quilt. Have I mentioned before that this woman deserves a crown in Heaven? Cause she does. A shiny one. With lots of pearls.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009