Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilt/stash Project-2020--Determined Quilter

Quilt/Stash Project-2020--Determined Quilter


Thursday, May 20,2010..year 2--Week 40....Blog 59...Day 283 of 4,014


Unexpected "victory"....and super THANKS!!! to EMPTY SPOOLS SEMINARS..AND LOUISA L. SMITH.

Last week suddenly DEMANDING!! ATTENTION 12 11x12 inch pieces of fabric purchased at the Yokohoma, Japan Quilt Show--November, 2009

Why did I EVER think this fabric was wonderful????? What did I pay for it???

Well..I do keep good financial records of my travels/adventures...after reviewing..absolutely no record of that purchase. My conclusion: I had some Yen in cash..left over from my last working trip to Japan---so considered this "found" money--and buying this fabric a nice special "bonus"..free fabric!!

The more interesting question, however, is WHY??WHY?? WOULD I--DID I-- EVER THINK that dull pale beige, dull pale brown, pale rose pink, pale-pale pink...and two pieces of dark-grey-ed green would make something wonderful???

MY COLORS ARE: BLUE..PURPLE..BRIGHT ORGANGE...GLOWING HOT RED....

..BUT...there it was and DEMANDING ATTENTION..now!!!

Suddenly: INSPIRATION...and saved by Louisa L. Smith...and 'stratta" and circles....

Please reference: www.quiltescapes.com and Louisa's two books:

"Strips 'n Curves", 2001 and "A New Twist on Strips'n Curves", 2007...

I took Louia's class at Empty Spools-Asilomar in August 2005 and again in March 2008.

She is an inspiring teacher and a gifted quilt artist.... two very ..for me..dramatic and happy quilts were made in those classes..

So.... double victory-success.. using the concept of stratta...and Louisa's templates I did make a very acceptable small wall hanging....AND.... I used every last scrap..yes!!! every last scrap of that fabric.

Some of my Quilt/Stash Project-2020 quilts amazingly become "mine"...at least for now...others definitely are in the "for sale" catagory....

This pale pink-beige-brown-green quilt,for sure, is a "for sale"---maybe 'interesting" because of the stratta technique/design...and boringly soothing---so maybe a basement power room. a catch-all guest room...a room/place that "needs" calm?????

Well we will see... for me however...this was a happy, successful adventure...

Again with thanks to Louisa...and Empty Spools.. Empty Spools 2011 program is just published; if you are eager for ART quilts..go for it..www.emptyspoolsseminars.com.

Happy Quilting--Determined Quilter

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