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 & More

Barbara Harms-Up Close and Personal I've been a painter most of my life. When I was introduced to quilting, I fell in love, jumping in with both feet. I loved quilting, but began to miss the creative freedom painting offered. Then, I discovered mixed media art quilting, I was finally home. My Process & Approach For me, it's the process of creating that holds the strongest attraction. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, then I follow where it leads. My style is fairly loose and instinctual. I don't a great deal of pre-planning.The creative choices are made as I work on a piece, are based on my gut feelings at the time. This can lead to quite a few changes in direction. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise. Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. 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.

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!

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    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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