I usually take the weekends off, which means I don’t go in my studio and on Saturdays I don’t go online. But this Saturday I got the urge to make a few more of the potholders I started making on Friday. I was inspired by an old patchwork pillow sham that I cut up. After making four or five potholders, I wanted to make something bigger. I had a small piece of fabric from the back of the pillow sham with a spiral on it. Just a little square and I put it on top of one of the tea stained hankies then put a piece of red and white flowered material (one of Lenore’s bandanas) under it. Using the same fabric I made the potholders from, I started piecing together a quilt.
Today I added the red corduroy.
But then I got another idea and made this:
I stitched the tree on a tea-stained hankie then added the fabric around it. My idea was to put these two together to make one quilt. But when I got them both to this point, I just couldn’t get them to work together.
By the end of the day, I decided they were two separate pieces. So that’s where I am right now. Both pieces came out of an urge of the moment. It was like I didn’t have a choice, I just had to make them. If they don’t speak to me in the morning I’ll put them aside until they do. I like them as they are, I just don’t know where they want to go.