Sunday, April 30, 2006
Over at Quilt Studio people have been talking about UFOs in relation to their work style. I have a very laissez-faire attitude toward works in progress, and I don't sweat it if projects linger awhile until they get finished. Everything in its time is my motto.
This week I took out not one but two UFOs, because somehow I figured that they might work together. The center portion is made of hat box blocks from one of Kaffe Fassett's books. After I made these 9 blocks I decided I'd had enough and I put them aside. I had collected home dec fabric samples for the specific purpose of making these blocks, but then that became a project unto itself, and I continued to collect them. Eventually I made the border blocks in the photo from another batch of home dec fabrics. I put these aside after I decided to construct a second quilt by alternating these blocks with the gold and beige print fabric you can see in the sashing.
Recently I realized these two projects might like to live together. I'm glad I waited until I came to this juncture with these projects. Something else entirely has materialized. As you can see, I still have design decisions to make. This is one of my favorite parts of the process: improvising, trying things out and seeing what grabs me.