This morning I woke up knowing what the quilt needed.  I went to the studio and laid out 2 borders, one inside and one around the outer edge of the quilt,  using brown ties. I wasn’t feeling well and  fell asleep in the afternoon.  As I woke I saw a deep pink, then the word magenta came to mind.  I saw and smelled the Crayola Crayon.  It was my favorite color.

Back in my studio I traded the brown ties for the deepest pink I had.  Now I’m ready to piece it together.

22 thoughts on “Magenta

  1. Wow, what a difference! Thank-you again Maria for the pot holders, just got them today and they are awesome.

  2. Oooooh, Maria, this is IT! This just pulled me right in. Love the inside, off-center border…..makes it all the mor unique. As always, nice work!

  3. I see a window within a window in this quilt. You know how the framing of the window is almost as cool as the view outside. Like a photo you posted out your window last winter. The framing made it special. Fantastic. When you first started this quilt I thought yuk, truth be known. Your process so neat to observe. Thanks!

    1. I love that you thought “yuk” and now feel different. And even if you didn’t feel different, I think “yuk” is better than no reaction at all. I know what you mean about the window framing, that’s a neat way of looking at it.

  4. Perfect! Perfect color! I often have my best ideas and answers to things I’ve been wondering when I wake up in the morning after my mind has run free during the creative night!

  5. Good choice. I felt it a bit scattered when I looked at it in the past picture but now it has calmed down. How borders can do such a difference. But please remember it’s just my feelings and opinion.

  6. Maria what a wonderful example of intuition and tapping into your unconscious. Sometimes (maybe ALWAYS) the best access to creativity is shutting down the critical conscious mind and letting the unconscious take the fore. Brilliant!

  7. Maria, the additions of the magenta borders is inspired!! I agree that the quilt did look too busy, although I loved the colors in it. I can’t believe how transformed into something truly beautiful it is with this one change. You are creative even in your sleep! Annie

  8. Excellent! Like the reference to Crayola Crayons. When I was a kid, opening up a new box was one of the best smells/feelings in the world.

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