You may recall that I posted about my improv curves quilt at the beginning of November. This is as far as I had gotten:
I liked it, but I still felt it was too chaotic. The piece needed a bit of organization. After much thought, I decided to add some plus signs to the intersections of the blocks. But should I do colored ones? And if so, what color? After much thought I decided to use patterned black and white fabrics:
I like it! But I'm wondering if it's still missing something...going to have to sit and stare and think about it a bit more. And speaking of sitting and staring, my design wall is one of my favorite things about my new studio. It is so exciting to have this big wall that I can just have up all the time. I think the marinating period is an important one in the art making process. I want to go fast fast fast and finish projects right away, but one of the things I have learned over the years is that my work is much better when I give it time and space to develop.
I've been wondering how the new studio is going to change my art and I think (a) the ability to work larger -- this is definitely the largest quilt I've ever made and (b) the ability to spend a lot of time sitting and staring and living with the work up on the design wall are both going to change and improve how and what I create!
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