I went ahead and sewed on the black and white squares, inspired by Fate, that I wrote about yesterday. Although the white squares are not really white. They all have subtle patterns on them, most with greys, yellows, or blues.
But after sewing on the squares, I got stuck.
All I could see in the black and white squares was a Nascar flag. I spend the late morning and early afternoon trying to figure out what to do next. There’s a pile of fabric on my work table, some cut into squares some into strips others still whole.
All the pieces I thought might work and didn’t.
At 3:30 I went out to feed the animals. I was thinking the break would clear my mind. And it did.
I got the idea to look through my Gee’s Bend book for inspiration. I honestly don’t specifically know what it was that made me see the light. But as I turned the pages, and saw some of the combinations of fabric it came to me.
What I needed was that black shirt with the big white polka dots. I pulled it off my shelf folded it lengthwise and laid it next to my quilt. It was perfect. So I cut it up and sewed it onto each side of the quilt.
Then I cut up the rest of the shirt and sewed it onto the top and bottom of the quilt.
I think I know what comes next, a soft pink strip around the polka dots. But that will have to wait till Monday.