Friday, November 18, 2011
Most quilters have them, tucked away somewhere. Things we started at some point in the past, and just never finished. Some feel guilty that they're there, and feel that the materials used in that UFO were wasted. I disagree. Most of my UFOs were started in workshops or classes that I've taken over the years since the mid-1980s. I took the classes to learn techniques and better ways to do things. No point in re-inventing the wheel. If someone has invented a better way to do something, I'm perfectly happy to pay them to teach me how to do it. So the time and materials have been investments in my quilting education. My tuition, so to speak.
The top above came from Ricky Tims/Alex Anderson/Libby Lehman's seminar. When I got home, I decided to do the Kaleidoscope quilt. By the time I got to the point where 4 quarters of it were done and on the design wall, I realized I didn't like it. At all. So, I decided to combine two of the quarters with some of Ricky's hand-dyed fabric, and turned it into one of Ricky's Convergence quilts. I liked my Kaleidoscope Convergence quilt a lot. I added a narrow red border and the dark blue batik border. Some day I will get it quilted, but there's no hurry.
The second two quarters of the Kaleidoscope were combined with another piece of Ricky's hand-dyed fabric for another Kaleidoscope Convergence quilt, and I like this one better than the first one. It's also a UFO for now. I see a reclining woman in this one, in a vague, Picassoesque way.
Posted by Pat in Rockport, TX at 8:14 AM