Thursday, August 9, 2012

Inspiration Strikes

I shared here how I was experimenting with a new version of my "Poured Out" quilt. Since that post I have reworked the water pitcher until I was satisfied with it and then....

This is from that earlier post, the jug has been reshaped and I've ditched the gray fabrics.
Nothing.

The range of grey fabrics just weren't working for me and I just didn't feel ready to move forward with this quilt. I just couldn't figure out what to do with the background. This quilt is even more personal to me and the feeling I'm trying to convey is darker, hence the use of a dark background.

So I put my creative juices on simmer....


And then one night.....it just flowed. I got out the sketch book and drew. Tears flowed too.

It's pretty rough and will be tweaked several times I am sure, but I'm liking it. The background will be black cotton sateen and those ugly words will be made by stitching densely around them. I think I will vary the thread colors on the black as I go.

Now to finish my current quilt and get started!

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