Wednesday, April 12, 2017
What Will Happen Next?
Last September I cut out six or seven of these little plaid baskets and stitched the edges under, but couldn't decide on backgrounds, or even the next step for them.
They are a little over 8" high and almost as wide. I love them. But they've been languishing, waiting for the next step.
I finally began stitching them to backgrounds last week. I keep having to remind myself that truly, choosing backgrounds for these baskets is not rocket science. It's no big deal. It's a little decision that is of little consequence.
As I've been stitching on these I keep wondering what will happen to them next. As if some other entity will act on them and choose their outcome. The wind will blow and suddenly the baskets will land on their perfect backgrounds. As if I'm not the one choosing the next steps for these baskets, choosing the colors, the backgrounds, the contents of the baskets, how they will be added to and finished. I think it's because I don't begin with a finish in mind. I make a decision and take the first step, and then have to decide what next, and what next after that. What will become of them, indeed! I don't know but I know inspiration will strike, an idea will come, and then I'll know what will happen next.
I have leftover pieces from Cheri's Baskets of Plenty blocks. I'm just playing for now, but maybe some of this is what will happen to these blocks next. Or maybe something else.
If you're creating your own pattern for a quilt do you begin a quilt with an end in mind or do you decide as you go along?
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> WOW (WIPs on Wednesday) at Esther's Blog
> Let's Bee Social #172 at Sew Fresh Quilts
> Midweek Makers #66 at Quilt Fabrication
> Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
> Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
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