Friday, July 17, 2009
Without a Lesson Plan
There is a lesson I am supposed to learn as I make the pink and white mini quilt. I think things would go much smoothly for me if I knew what the lesson is.
Is this lesson about going with the flow, and entertaining all my ideas? If so, I want to add a pieced border, and some applique, maybe even some embellishments.
Or is this a lesson about simplicity, allowing the charm of the simple pink and white quilt show without all the fancy do-dads and contraptions. If so, then the pieced border, the applique and the embellishments have to stay home. Then it is ready to quilt.
Not knowing the lesson, I am trying to keep it simple, especially since that is my weakness. I tend to do things the long way and the hard way. I will, however, give in to my ideas, and hand quilt it, with some words in the white spaces - words of love, since Michele said it was a blushing bride, and some butterflies.
Darn it, now that I've taken a picture with the border, that looks good all over again, especially with lots of white around it.