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.


Michele Bilyeu said...

When you fly by the seat of your pants, you don't need a parachute. My WOW (words of wisdom) for today. I love it! Anything you do is great, never forget that!!! It looks so precious!

Allie said...

I like it with the border! This is lovely.

Diana said...

I like it this way. Your quilting ideas sound interesting.

Beena said...

Love the border you added. Whether you keep it like this, or get really fancy, I'm not sure you can go wrong! It's already beautiful, so anything you do from here is like icing on the cake. Can't wait to see what you do.

Tanya said...

I'm finally getting caught up and visiting again. You look like you have been having a good summer, cleaning, sewing, shopping.
I picked up a lot of cute paper clips as gifts for my English kids this year (light and don't take up luggage!) And they make me smile when I use them!

I love your clean, WHITE and pink quilt!