On my wish list
February 8, 2014 § 12 Comments
Everybody has quilts that are on their wish list, right? Lately I find that I’m drawn to quilts that are a little more than a basic weekend quilt. While there are times that I love the therapeutic aspect of chain piecing the same block over and over and finishing something quickly, right now I am longing to spend more time studying a process or an idea. I feel like I need to make a relationship with my quilts. As Carrie Strine said over on her blog about her medallion quilt, “Slowly savoring each stitch of this project brought me a unique intimacy with my materials.” I think that is what I am craving. Intimacy with my materials. And maybe learning a few things along the way. About myself as well as about quilting.
These two quilts are from two different issues of the magazine QuiltMania. They often have photos of quilts from various exhibits at the very beginning of each issue. There is usually one or two that really draw me in. I really want to explore adding more things (blocks or applique) to the empty space around a traditional quilt block like these two quilts. Some other quilts on my wish list are applique silhouettes, double wedding ring, pineapple blocks, combining stitching with fabric, and so much more!
What’s on your wish list?