I purchased a beautiful hand-dyed fabric pack from a blogger (friend -simplyrobinblogspot.com of a friend-gjbquilts.blogspot.com) last week. I have long admired her solids and fell in love with the process she uses at the end of this summer to achieve very solid colors. As I cut into the packet, I dreamed of creating the same type of quilt that she does: clean, simple lines but strong design. But....I just couldn't achieve the same product.
I started out with the intention of large solid shapes, minimal lines and, of course, strong design. But , my strip sets kept getting cut into smaller and smaller pieces. And my design was re-arranged many times on my design wall. As my frustration was building , a few words from my daughter :" Mom , you know that a quilt doesn't always need to be square." Ahh- the insight of children! Vertical is what it evolved into and she was right. A quilt doesn't need to be square. As much as I admire others, I just need to be myself when I design.
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