I can’t remember where it was posted, but earlier this year I read this blog about unfinished objects (UFO’s). The minute they are mentioned, you remember half-finished tops and often it is unclear why they were never finished. So I promised myself to finish a UFO before I start a new (grand) project. Smaller projects need to be done as gifts, so they are allowed to be started. One of the UFO’s is a top of a small quilt I started literally ages ago. It was sitting there in a box and each time I took it out, I loved the colors, but had no idea how to finish it. However, I was in the mood to try something new and decided to go for a challenging quilt pattern. I used the 342 Feather Circle quilting stencils 10.5 inch by the Quilting Creations International company, and so far I really like the results.
Another big UFO is a quilt for the guest bedroom – I also have to decide on the quilt pattern. Since I do all the quilting by hand (moments of meditation), it takes some time to finish.
And then for the new projects, there are some on my list
- ‘The Golden Ratio’ – idea from Jack to see it this also works with fabric. He gave me the book ‘Math and the Mona Lisa’ to read and figure out this principle. My math skills are still a but underdeveloped, but with fabric it might be different and give me inspiration. I have decided to use some batiks that I bought earlier this year during a creativity fair that I visited with my quilt friend. A visit last week with my niece to the Exhibition Escher in the Palace is also triggering new ideas.
- ‘Farewell Blanket’ – request of a friend, who wants to have a quilt that can be used for funeral ceremonies within his family. It can be compared to the use of a special family garment for baptize ceremonies; he would like to have a special family quilt. Luckily there is no urgency, so I have some time to think it over, and I have realized that I need that. It will be a major project.
- KadK project – no new project set for now, but sooner or later, someone will decide on a new theme, and then it’s off to prepare one or more pieces for the next exhibition.
- Scrap projects – the blogs of Bonnie Hunter are so inspiring, that I decided to start a scrap bin. More news will follow soon!