I immediately sorted some of them into what I thought would be the makings of a good quilt.
But then I got busy with other things and it got put to one side.
A couple of weeks ago, I revisited my idea and decided to add some more fabric in. As you can see, they are only small scraps of fabric so it seemed to me, the best way to show them off, would be to attempt to make a modern(ish) quilt.
I completely took as my 'pattern', the design off one of Karen's prints.
And off I went.
I made it smallish because well, I wasn't really enjoying it that much.
At one point I was in danger of falling off my chair with flat out boredom.
There is just something about a limited colour scheme and great wodges of plain fabric that just don't do it for me.
I want a personality in a quilt and I just felt this was a bit flat, clinical and completely not me.
|Colour is off in this one - the vagaries of night time flash photography|
We woke up this morning to one of those rarities - a perfect winter's day, which meant my little bit of modern was going public.
So as it was my idea, I got to do the long walk down the quay.
Which therefore meant I was not in control of the all important art direction.
|Errr hello, camera on quilt please|
Closer would be better if you wouldn't mind
And the back.
I don't dislike it but I'm not in love with it either.
It was a useful exercise in trying something different but that was it.
I shall continue to make quilts that to me are exciting, visually stimulating and that use a ton of prints.
Roll on 2015 - may you walk to the beat of your own drum.