I can only think of a few occasions where I have impulsively published a post. This is one of them. I just spent all day working on my block for Jacquie’s quilting Project Improv. I’m am so excited I might burst. Thus this impulsive post. For years I have admired the quilts of Gee’s Bend and Denyse Schmidt. I love the way they seem so spontaneous and energetic. The Gee’s Bends quilts were made out of neccesity using what scraps those women had available – but my gosh they are gorgeous works of art. With the visions of those quilts in my mind I have dreamed of trying my hand at creating my own patterns for a quilt. Well, today I actually made this block.
I’m disappointed in the pictures, because the pieces that are teal green in the photo are actually kelly green. The other colors aren’t quite right in these photos either. But I loved the stained glass effect when I held it up to the window.
I can’t tell you how much fun this was to make. It was like piecing together a puzzle without the lid to guide you. There were moments of perplexment (is that a word?), but in the end I did it!! It’s probably not as simple as my original idea, but sometimes you just have to jump in and figure it out as you go. So pardon my enthusiasm, it can’t be held in. I don’t have time right now to make all the links. But I will edit this post later when I have time. One other thing, I was reading this post and have plans to do this, but until then I’ve been putting my dryer lint in the bushes. It’s an experiment and we are watching to see if the birds are taking it.