Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Playing and My Mind's Eye
I'm having lots of fun cutting and layering circles on the stars. Once circle, two circles, or three circles? A large circle that fills the center of the star or a smaller circle? Which colors/fabrics to layer together? Which colors to omit, which ones to add? The gold/yellow/orange tones seemed to be taking over so I removed some of the circles, but maybe they would be perfect behind another circle. Just more play coming my way.
I have several more scrappy backgrounds to make and stars to cut and stitch. Of course, it may be that not every one of them will appear in the finished quilt.
Do you ever see things in your mind's eye? I do, but I think my mind's eye needs corrective lenses. I imagine a quilt, go to work on it, and then realize that I really didn't see the finished quilt as clearly as I thought. I suppose that's not uncommon or quilters wouldn't have design walls (or floors), would they? Of course, if I really saw the finished quilt I'd bypass the play part of quilting and miss the fun!
I'm linking this post to
WOW at Esther's Blog,
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced,
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, and
Let's Bee Social #107 at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Thanks for hosting the link-ups, ladies.
Wishing you joy this cold (Ohio) winter day.