Sunday, January 15, 2017
Boundaries - Sara
Several years ago I took a class with Jane Davila at Quilting Adventures. She had us limit our palette and choose one theme and size to work with for a week in order to develop a series. I was amazingly productive and made a series of tree inspired 8 by 10 inch little quilts using colors that were not part of my usual quilting palette (mostly pale yellow and browns). I was really excited at how far restrictions could take me. I was showing someone my output and she commented "sometimes you just have to get out of your box!". That person totally missed the point - I need to corral myself into a box to produce something - without parameters and boundaries my work becomes thoughts and dreams not actually anything real. This quilt is a tribute to setting creative boundaries and I call it "Boxes". It actually is a square 12 by 12 inches which is distorted in this image (I will try another picture later).
As a bonus, while I was working on this I realized that I had another piece started on this theme. It does not fit our challenge boundaries in size (nor have I completely stitched down the facings) but I thought I would quilt the piece and post it: