Column or Row quilts are getting popular again. They have a contempory look to them with the right fabrics they can be quite stunning. But I just can’t set my mind on making one. Maybe it’s because I’m more traditional. I really don’t know why. But as I look around it seems nature is more linear.
I watched the sunrise over the beach this morning. The colors and textures both inspiring and calming. Yet putting that into a quilt even seeing rows I just can’t set it that way. For me it’s not a row or part of a picture I want to see but a feeling or a backdrop for a story. Obviously I put way too much thought into a quilt, must be why I don’t design my own but use others’ designs.
I wish I could do needle turn applique. The women who make those quilts are such awesome story tellers. I can listen to them for hours. I have the catalog from last years Paducah show and I can stare at those quilts and see something different each time. Yes the column and row quilts have a story but it seems to me that they want me to provide my own ending. I stink at writing endings, I don’t ever think I get it right.
But I think natures trying to tell me something.. sometimes just sometimes just seeing one row is enough of a story….
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