Friday, May 30, 2008

Trees - a story of evolution

I am SO slow on this project. I will usually concentrate on it for a day, and then do nothing on it for a week or two. In that time, my mental design evolves so much that I return to work on a totally different plan! LOL Ah, but that's the fun of it.

My very first idea for this quilt was small and structured, loosely patterned after another quilt I've made. When I started making the letters for the borders, the shape and size of the quilt shifted, and my structured plans went out the window!

A few days ago, I had to move all my pieces into a corner of my design wall to make room for another project. So now everthing is crammed together. And yet, as I stare at this photo, yet another (better?) setting idea has come to me. Who know where it will all end up?!

8 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

Ooo, fun, fun! It's a puzzle; you just have to figure out where the pieces go! Love that giant "Tree Everlasting" :- )

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love love love that M in HOME. that's wonderful. and the house block and everything about it. marvelous.

Clare said...

My eye immediately went to the M in Home too. Its fab.

Juliann in WA said...

I love it when a quilt has a chance to tell you what it wants to be.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Isn't that the truth! It looks great. Can't wait to see more.

Cheryl said...

Just goes to show ya what can happen when you can open your mind and let the ideas flow. Looking good!

Carol E. said...

Love the M in Home.

Betsy said...

As it says at the top---woo!

I love these letters! They are skinny, fat, & inbetween. I like the serif on the 'T' & the home in 'M'.

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