Friday, April 6, 2018


They say that hindsight is always 20/20 vision. Looking backwards, it was obvious the yellow plaid wasn't "bringing anything to the party." Julie and I both knew the quilt needed something.

I have written here often that "I do my best thinking when I'm not thinking."  The other night. I was up late for whatever reason. It was past 11 PM when I decided to walk into the sewing studio to look at the quilt on the design wall. Julie was going to send me more of the light orange and green big print, but I didn't know where I would put it. 

I rummaged through my stash and found this large print. I had rejected it earlier because I felt the yellow was too harsh.  But in the you-never-know-till-you-try mode, I cut a large diamond and put it up over one of the plaids. As soon as I stepped back, I knew I had it.

It was 11:45 PM.

I cut three more diamonds, set them in place, took pictures and sent them to Julie, but I knew I didn't need her answer.

I know why you all didn't like the yellow "plaid," and this large scale yellow print is better, but I don't think this is the final answer. I am going to have to ponder.

In the meantime I have three diamond quilts to bind, a class and a lecture to prepare for. Like I said at the top, I do my best thinking when I am not thinking, and this is a perfect time to put that to the test.

As Cherie said in a comment yesterday, "I am always amazed at the work it takes to bring beauty from a jumble of color and patterns."  Hear hear.

1 comment:

Dorothy Finley said...

I love watching a quilt come to life in your studio. I feel like I'm peeking over your shoulder :-)