Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Lost and Found

I just wrote that title and now I think I need to add that duo to my quilt. 🤣

My plan for this quilt was for it to be an art quilt that hangs on the wall. For like a decade now I've been expecting to transition from utility quilts to art quilts. But this week I was looking at online classes and I had a major insight. Wall quilts don't light me up. Bed quilts do. 

There's a couple reasons. First, I like working large, it's just more exciting and dramatic to me. Also, the expectation that someone may sleep under the quilt clarifies the message and the design quite a lot for me. It's like a duty of care to keep the message positive and healing. 

So as soon as I realized that I want to make a bed quilt, the design came together in a few minutes. These pairs of opposites will be the border. I only need one or two more and that's done. There's a couple I already sewed together stacked that will have to be unsewn, but that's easy at this point. 

It may sound strange to say that bed quilts are my artistic medium, but I feel so much relief when I say it that I know it's right. I'm pretty excited actually. 😂 It's good to know. 

(Oh, and no, still no sign of those Grunge fabrics btw. But maybe they are getting closer. 🤣 )


  1. Bed quilts. . .great for you to figure out what your medium is! So interesting that when you decided to make a bed quilt the design came together! I like your pairs!

  2. How grand that you know more about who your creative self really is.

  3. When an idea is the right one, everything else falls into place easily. Meaning when you struggle with something, it's because it is not the right thing. Yes you do need lost and found in there. I enjoy seeing this one grow. ;^)

  4. I have had a similar debate with myself occasionally but come to the same conclusion that you have reached; the fact that I am making something for use is fundamental to my quilting.

  5. Ditto. Exactly what you and Kaja have said.


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