Visiting museums, looking at quilts around the world, studying art with renowned European masters....oh, sorry, that was my friend emilie's fantasy of why I have been lazy.
Actually, the truth is sad. I was in an online block swap, and. I sent out two blocks, very proud of my improving abilities. I got an email telling me how my blocks were terrible, and she couldn't use them, and I quit quilting for about 5 months. After a talking to from that Bossy Friend Emilie of mine, I got the urge to sew again. I have missed it. I was enjoying learning old blocks and putting a modern take on them. I like the coming together of blocks, a mini-miracle each time, that something so cool and identifiable can come from some random geometries of fabric. I love the colors and the feel of really nice fabric in my hands, soi am starting again.
Also, when I asked my mother what she wanted for Christmas, I was hoping she said, "a necklace, or piece of pottery," something I could make in a day. Nope, Mom wants a queen sized quilt in HER colors! The three quilts I have given her, she told me, we're in MYcolors!" The ingratitude!!! So through some kind of karmic twist, my mother is pushing me to get back to quilting. She saw a picture of an Ohio Star, and wanted that. So now I want to do it in modern fabrics. Ideas?? Here are some I've found: