Saturday, September 17, 2011

WIP - project modern

Oh wow, after this past month, I wondered if I'd ever get this far on Project Modern. But now that I've gotten this far, I know I will finish! Today was the weekend sew for LAMQG and I arrived at 12:15 and stayed until the end 5 hours later. I arrived with 4 blocks made and left with almost an entire quilt top completed. It was so relaxing and wonderful to be with friends, doing what I love most. J was a champ at home for 5 hours with 4 kids (and a neighbor, too!)...
As I was speaking to other women there, i was relating to them how composition can really be an issue for me. I love making small blocks, but what do I do with them? How can I put them together in a fresh way?
Instead of trying to make them fit together today, I just tried to make one block bigger and bigger until it swallowed the others - and suddenly, it was a cohesive piece...
My LAMQG pals were chock full of color and quilting ideas. I love working in a group. In a way it sometimes seems like there would be a weird stage fright that might hinder creative process, but I find after 15 years of studio art classes, the opposite occurs... I relax, get talking and just let go in a way I never can do when I'm alone.
Today was great. Can't wait to show you more.


Melissa said...

I'm so glad you got to go and that it was such an artful, successful experience! I've been around, and the LAMQG is the bestest ever. :)
And your hubs is the bestest ever, too, to stay home with 4+ kids! :) He's a good man, Charlie Brown.

msalleycat said...

That looks fantastic! I missed you guys yesterday!

libbydibby said...

Thank you! I thought it would be fun to post my WIPs in black and white and then whe they're done to reveal them
In color.
I'd hoped to make this one full sized. Right now it's only lap/nap sized and I have to think about if I have time to make it bigger.
I am so enjoying the process of this quilt! After yesterday, I feel like I found my groove... I've found my voice???



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