Every once in a while you have to step outside of your comfort zone. Not saying you have to take a giant leap…but every once in a while you have to tip-toe away from what’s comfortable. So, I walked away from my reproduction prints for a project.
Mickey Depre (of Pieced Hexie fame!) was at our guild meeting. She shared some of her bright, fun quilts. I thought…Hey! I could do that. Yeah…but did I want to. The next day at work, I kept doodling this little wall hanging idea. Hmmm….it needed brights. Civil War prints are anything but bright. My considerable stash wasn’t going to be very helpful. So I knew I had to beg, borrow and steal from my sister and MiniQuilter. I knew if I asked MQ she’d let me shop in her stash. But if she said no, I guess I’d just steal when she wasn’t looking. Even though it wasn’t really my style, I drew up the design and started to cut shapes. Here’s what I came up with:
Got it all pieced together and started to cut away some of the background and guess what!
I laid the quilt on the floor to take these photos and something just doesn’t look right. Like a bolt out of the blue I see it! The darn “a” is backwards. My husband says “Change it.” I say “Peace out, man. It’s just doin’ it’s own thing.”
I’m thinking about maybe adding some crystals in the upper left.
Now, here’s my question….do you think it needs another small border? Maybe something a little less busy?