Tuesday, December 30, 2008

IT WAS A TEST.....

I think it is important for everyone to push their limits, in their life as well as in art. A necessary component of growing, to engage in activities that are just beyond your comfort level. Stretching and growing and learning make our lives exciting and more meaningful. As a test of my own, I decided to make a traditional strip pieced quilt using subdued colors and a traditional pattern. The precision required is definitely outside my comfort level. Of course, I did manage to do a leaf stamp on the border which I am sure is NOT traditional. But, seriously, don't you think it's pretty cool? It will be at the foot of our bed as a necessary thing for a good nap. So, here is my test. I enjoyed the process and confess I am ready to make another one! Stretching is good......

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess one person's stretch is another's comfort level. Free form is a big stretch for me, but your strip quilt is just my style (except the stamping). It's gorgeous!
Suze

judemowris said...

Thanks Suze! I encourage you to stretch your quilting.....try something radical!

Joan Marie said...

I think it's beautiful including the stamping! I'm sure it would win a blue ribbon here! Excellent quilt work, Jude!

judemowris said...

Thanks Joan! But, if you could look closely you would see that not all pieces hit their mark. That whole precision thing makes me just batty!