And now take a minute to look at what Lu made. To me that looks pretty easy to do. But I tell you, it's not. The balance of shapes and colours in Lu's mini feels right to me. I could stare at this quilt for hours. I wish I had it hanging in my house. I wish I'd made it myself. When I look from my block to hers, I think "kindergarten collage" (mine) and then "art" (Lu's). I'm not sitting here crying into my coffee feeling like a failure. I'm just chalking this one up to experience. Some stuff I'm good at. Some stuff I'm not. As my mother-in-law would say "there we are then".
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Improv Piecing - channelling Lu
Dan Piece and Press asked us to make a block (in Free Bee) inspired by Lu Summers' incredible mini quilt (see picture further down in the post). He asked us to take out the mauves and pinks and replace them with pale neutrals. I don't like what I've done. Looking at it, I think it's ugly and crude. I don't like improv piecing, I'm no good at it, I have no instinct for it and I just don't enjoy it. I started this bee as an attempt to push myself out of my comfort zone and try to enjoy this kind of piecing and approach more. The rest of the bee are all natural artists and if you take five minutes to look around the pictures in that bee, you'll see what I mean. This is my final block in this bee and I'm breathing a sigh of relief.
Posted by Lynne (Lily's Quilts) at 10:14