I have to credit my headache this morning for the creation of this quilt. I planned on putting together my potholders today, but I took an Excedrin and, I’m blaming it on the caffine, my head was suddenly filled with the need to create something new.
I was thinking of corduroy so I started there, pulling out all the corduroy I had. Unfortunately, I had reds and browns and a bit of green. It just wasn’t working. Not sure where to go from here, I went to my quilting bible, the Gee’s Bend book. As I was looking through it I realized that my inspiration didn’t come from specific designs or colors, but from the fact that each woman was working from her own intuition not looking outside of herself when making the quilts but within. I found me asking myself, what would I do?
So I pushed aside the brown corduroy and left only the red. I looked out my window and saw the fence posts surround the pasture and in my mind saw squares of orange and red between randomly placed vertical lines. I looked through my boxes and shelves of fabric and pulled out the ones that spoke to me. I stared making an uneven grid with yellow verticals and half way through I stopped and looked at it, unsure what to do next. A voice in my head said, ” Don’t start thinking now.” Good advice, I thought, so I listened to my inner voice.
I’ll look at it again tomorrow before piecing it together and maybe I’ll think about it then, or maybe not.