Sunday, June 21, 2009

Traditional Patterns

Thanks for asking about the quilt on the last blog entry. Sometimes I search my old quilt magazines for inspiration, or to see what kinds of names others use on their quilts. That quilt with the circles was one I found in a magazine. I forget what exactly drew me to that one but it seemed like something I wanted to do. Maybe it was one of those times when I was experimenting with curves. I added the circles around the border because I felt it helped pull all the colors together and added a little flair to a traditional quilt. I can't remember what I named it and the label didn't turn out right so I took it off. I was sure I would remember that name. I have it written down on my inventory list just need to look it up. But glad you enjoyed it.

This one is called Starburst. It is from a pattern as well. So many people liked this one that I have made three of them. I think I fell in love with star patterns early in my quilting career. I started a blue one just like this one about 3 or 4 years ago. Don't know when I'll get back to it.

I like the repetition of making a traditional pattern because it allows me to slip into a slight state of meditation while I am repeating the same task. Life gives me plenty enough excitement, so I take it slow whenever I can. It's like giving my brain a rest.

1 comment:

Yan Tan said...

hey hunn just stopping by showing your blog some love...very interesting...we love it : )