Two Down, One Scraped? Who Rah!!

A Stroll in the English Countryside
A Stroll in the English Countryside

In a recent post I bemoaned the stress I had created for myself, starting three quilts around the same time. I usually don’t  jump back and forth between several  projects. It’s easy to get into that frame of mind, there is so much beautiful fabric available, it’s hard to control the urge to start a new project with every new wonderful fabric you see or buy. It reminds me of a 2 year old running from one toy to the next until he has emptied his whole  toy box. I always feel that I’m 4 or 5 projects behind.

The point I’m rather  slow in making is this, it is a great feeling to finish one and start your next. I it is it is a sense of satisfaction to have completed really good feeling to finish one and move to the next. I’m feeling a little cocky and relieved too, I finished two of them.  Woo Rah!!

At this point I  had  just about decided to scrap the 3rd, I just wasn’t  feeling it, at a creative stand off.  Glad  I kept going, cause I got over the hump and find that now I like it.  Np pictures yet I’m quilting it. I did use commercial fabrics on it, maybe I’m a bit prejudiced about that .

So I’ll post pics of the first one and next two in my following my post.

 Hand painted silk art quilt with thread painting/
Hand painted silk art quilt with thread painting/
The flowers of an English cottage garden
The flowers of an English cottage garden

A Stroll In the English Countryside

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https:// Contact: inquiry Personal Links

3 thoughts on “Two Down, One Scraped? Who Rah!!

  1. You’re a brave soul to juggle three quilts at once, Barbara. Or maybe a bit crazy? 😉 As a non-quilter but a huge admirer of your work, I’m awed at the designs you come up with. These English cottage garden quilts are pure eye candy!


    1. Bonnie, I’m just a wus, most quilters are juggling multiple quilts.I think about 1/2 of the things I write are more to be entertaining, than taken seriously, at least maybe in my wee little brain I’m think I’m being entertaining! Thanks for your nice comments, you know how I feel about Bonnie Bruno Photography, top notch, wonderful. I wish I could look over your shoulder, as you are working and learn. As much as I enjoy photography, I’m just a hobbyist and love looking the pros’s work, trying to guess how they did that and hoping I learn. Did you include a link to your site? If not, will you please do so?I know that your beautiful work would be enjoyed.


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