Sunday, February 13, 2011

Inspired by this from Yoshiko Jinzenji:

I began with neutral linen fabrics:

Then made a few strips o' dots and dashes

Started making blocks
and experimenting with Marianne's QAYG  technique:

I find that I am having a very difficult time preventing myself from overthinking this!
I had to keep telling myself to Stop, Look, and Listen!

Here is what I ended up with on Thursday, 
deciding to stop the quilting process and
just make blocks to see where this may be going:

Got a bit more done on Friday:

Sunday afternoon's progress:
So far it is about 50" x 60"  and I want it to finish as a lap size.  
Maybe what I want and what my intuition says may disagree.
There has been constant rearranging of the blocks.  
And strong temptation to start slashing the blocks. 
What say ye?
Should I stay neutral?
Or add the bit's O' color?



Anonymous said...

That last picture is awesome, so serene, calm, minimal. I think if you continue in the direction you have chosen it will be beautiful. Doreen

Alexis said...

I think you're heading in a good direction. I am usually "neutral adverse" but I am drawn to this. I like a lot of the arrangements you show here and on your blog. Keep going!

Carol E. said...

I love it with just a toucn of the color bits, like you have. Gorgeous!

Nifty Quilts said...

Ooh, I like this every which way. My favorite, though, is the last photo. Nice work!

Ellen said...

This is fabulous, so calm and serene. I love the bits of color. My favorite is
the last photo. I also like your first photo of strips o' dots and dashes- might look nice down the back? Wonderful - keep going.

Sandy Panagos said...

I like the last one too. It's where your intuition led you, too! THe bits of color are great!

Miki Willa said...

I have to agree about liking the last one. I don't think it needs more color than that. It is quite beautiful and serene the way it is.

Lynda said...

sometimes we need a break from color and your neutrals are just the ticket! love the dots and dashes - that is just enough to make it interesting

Magpie Sue said...

I like the arrangement that has the bits of color around the outside. It makes the interior look like it could be words that have faded away.