Every time I turn around in my studio, I find something else to distract me and to play with. Picking my way through a pile of scraps, I saw a piece that made me remember a class that I designed for the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild. It was quite a few years ago, shortly after my book came out, and I wanted to create something unique for my guild class.
After I designed it and came up with a set of directions, I made it several times in different fabrics to illustrate that each person’s project would be totally unique.
I had saved a bundle of the original class materials—who knows why? Some of the parts were made to illustrate the way to make a new section, and there is a bit of each of the original fabrics left.
I have started sorting through it and trying to decide if I should make another piece with the same color scheme and materials, or try to create something very different.
I walked away from it at this point for a while. When I looked at the pictures to begin this blog, I came up with a starting point!
I love the way the black and white piano key curved pieces look as a small striped section, so I’m going to start with that.
My style has changed a bit since 2011 also, so I don’t think I will be using as much of the colored fabrics as I did in the past. Starting with black and white should lead me in a different direction…maybe! I’m ready to start on a new vision from an old project.