Taming the Confusion, those were the words that came to me when I first wrote about this quilt and it really is what it’s all about. Gathering the pieces and making sense of them. My idea of “making sense”.
And I think subconsciously I was illustrating those two words with the wildness of the Zebra fabric and the very proper and controlled looking riders on the horses.
By the time I got to work on the back of the quilt my body and head was in a different place. With the freedom that comes with it being the back of the quilt, I was able to experiment while having the front of the quilt as a guide for my colors and patterns.
I tacked it all with orange yarn. The orange ties on that pink and maroon flowered fabric making it even warmer and creamier.
I tack my quilts with yarn. Here’s a short video of me tying the orange yarn on the back of the quilt.