Do you use patterns? Prefer to use one fabric line? Or do you mix and match fabrics? Do you sketch out your vision first? Or do you just dive right in like I do and hope for the best?
I 'see' quilts in my head. I plan them out there, and then I get on with cutting fabric - often with a hopeful wish that I've got it right. I worry that what I envision in my head won't be the same in reality. Sometimes I am disappointed.
I've had Singing the Blues in my head for a while. When I first started cutting I thought I would surround all the plus signs with Kona white and just have them floating there. But when it came time for piecing I decided to anchor those plus signs to the edge a little bit. Just enough to give it some balance. And I am so happy with how it looks so far. I am also happy I replaced the lime green plus for a bright orange one.
|That would be me with one trouser leg hanging out its welly.|
Helen's wellies may I add.
She has finally caught up with me in shoe size.
And please note, it is still snowing.