I have another quilt finished. Can you believe that? You know me too well.... (smile)
A feather around the border. Are you tired of the feathers? I really should do a little design sketching to get myself out of a feather rut. It's just that lately so many of the quilts look good with a feather because of the fabric used. I mean really, can you imagine a funky loop design or a spiky type star design on this border? The fabric says old time romance to me so feathers seemed appropriate.
A leaf and curl design on the setting triangles.
A ribbon design on the sashing. To go with the bows of course.
Even though the fabric of this quilt said feathers and bows would be appropriate; I think being behind schedule keeps me in a design rut. Trying to move fast to finish the quilts doesn't allow time for creating new stitching patterns.
I could have done roses or other flowers on this. I didn't because the fabric was already filled with flowers. I thought more flowers would overwhelm the fabric. Maybe it's time I went back to sketching a few minutes each day just to keep fresh designs in my head. I think its been about a year since I even picked up my sketch book or white board. Way too long! It may not change the designs I use on the quilts but it will certainly help me feel creative again.
I'm not quite ready to tackle the next art quilt. I don't want to start working on it and not be able to think of any good designs. Today will be a day for work away from the quilting machine.