I was thinking as I worked on the ragamuffin today, how when I put the kitchen sink quilt together, it was very complicated. Y seams galore, and I loved every minute of it... It was giant puzzle needing to find the right pieces to put it together...
I noticed as this Ragamuffin quilt is going together that it is MUCH EASIER... I was trying to figure out what I had done differently that made this process so different... I actually really liked the way the last process was, and wondered about how, with each "THING, QUILT, etc" we make, our process changes just a tad... or perhaps, a lot.
Rather like Human life, one experience changes our views on things a million times over... Some things we do the same over and over again... relationships, types of people, arguments... this sort of dance that somehow is very difficult to change...
So I'm not sure I always like that the process has to change... I'm looking at this quilt in a new light to try to get the same effects happening in this as they did in the Kitchen sink quilt... more Y seams so things don't line up.. adding more bits here in there, trying to keep it wonky,
and often, trying to force it to happen, doesn't work either...
So I am turning it over, letting it be what it wants to be. I am looking at the seams in a new light, an perhaps for now, the seams need to be straight.
Life throws us curves, and right now the road is smooth, so perhaps my seams can be also...
I've never been one to like a lot of drama, so perhaps my quilts are taking that turn as well?
it's because all these blocks are from all you lovely readers,
and we've made a little community
and you are all just getting along so beautifully that no drama is necessary!
hmmm, I like that idea.
However this quilt turns out, I am realizing the stories run similar to life. we grow a little with each bit, we can't ever go backwards, we keep going forward, and hey,
Hopefully we find a little bit more out about ourselves as we go...
Or maybe I think to much!
I had to make a small project for a show that sort of sums my style up... I have made probably three or 4 pieces, not liking any of them and time was running out.. So today, I grabbed some stuff, stopped thinking so much, and this little thingy emerged.... And it just feels right.
What do you think about,when you think about your process?
or do you?
When do you stop working on something?
Is it a feeling?
Is it by sight?