While I’d love to say I’ll begin 2017 with a clean slate, quilt-wise, I can’t. A few pieces I began in 2016 just lost momentum or are awaiting inspiration as to the next step. We won’t talk about the pre-2016 unfinished stuff.
Closest to completion is my “Mean Streets,” made for my master class assignment on lost and found edges.
Then, there are my girls gone mild. The angle of the photo is askew; they are better proportioned than this.
I drew these from a photo of young ladies at a southeast Asia tourist site, and then clothed each with scraps. They are meant to stand in the shallows of a lake or ocean and look back at something in the sky, possibly a hot air balloon. Making them was fun, like paper dolls, but I haven’t yet worked out the landscape around them. I need to piece and quilt the background before my girls can get their feet wet.
While I have some inkling about how to handle these two, after this I’m on uncertain ground. My paper pieced birds are cute, but I seem to work on them only at an annual retreat so only 15 are done.
Those are just the pieces of any size. A few little pieces are tucked away in drawers. Out of sight, out of mind?
My first question for 2017 is, when do you decide to pull the plug on a quilt that’s not working?