Lighthouse Blues, 2014
16 X 16
Indigo dyed cotton,hand dyed cotton, machine pieced and quilted
I am feeling pretty ambivalent about this piece- the 'oomph' just seemed to leave me midway through the process. It is sort of what I had envisioned in my head, but I'm finding it underwhelming. I think I will be putting it away for awhile, to see if time changes that at all.
I hadn't originally thought to do a 'wonky' quilt, but that's how it turned out. Once I decided to inset the orange strips, there was no point in trying to make it anything else. So my quilting reflects that- I can tell my free motion skills have gotten rusty!
This one was also a bit of a learning experience. Sometimes my organic, intuitive design process has worked well. This one, I'm not so sure. Maybe there are times I need to be more thoughtful and planful, and part of the learning for me will be to distinguish between the two. I don't see myself ever being a big sketchbook person, but I may have to learn to incorporate more of that into the design of certain pieces.
So, there it is. I'm glad I can finally relax and get ready for the holidays!