Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Word Quilt Idea

"Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is."

I was ironing fabric last night, when I heard Wynonna Judd say it on Dancing with the Stars.

She didn't originate it, Mark Twain did. "Why not go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is." Former US President Jimmy Carter shortened it to the version above.
The phrase hit me just right, and I think it will be my next word quilt. I can already see fun free pieced letters, birds, butterflies, made fabric leaves, and a big fat piece of fruit (apple, orange, lemon, pear??) hanging from the end of a branch.

But I will finish my low contrast "Use all the crayons in the box." Partly because I want to push myself out of my comfort zone and solve the tight problem it presents in an interesting way.