Friday, October 29, 2010
Blogger's Quilt Festival
When considering which quilt to post for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I immediately knew I wanted to post a quilt back--the back to my strings quilt. I've only been quilting for a year and have tried many different things during that time. Several months back I hit a point where I was very dissatisfied with my quilting. I felt that it looked generic and too similar to so many things out there. One problem was that I was sticking to lines of fabric. I knew I needed to branch out and start creating things all my own.
The idea for the back of my strings quilt popped into my head, and I was able to recreate it in a quilt. Creating this helped open my eyes to the use of color rather than just lines of fabric someone designed to look good together. I still go back to lines of fabric for projects, but since this quilt, I have also ventured into trying new things and become more adventurous in my use of fabric. I continue to grow and improve in my quilting and imagine my quilting style will continue to change, but this quilt was a turning point for me. It helped me love quilting again because I wasn't just making a quilt, I was creating something from inside me.