Working with Victoria a few weeks back really gave me some incite into play, release, and welcoming the new and different back into my work with cloth. Victoria probably didn’t need to do anything at all. But she sat me in front of her machine, using her tools, and asked me to just do. She asked me to embrace what would happen. I came home from the play date and asked myself how I might apply these thoughts to my work and materials.
This approach feels very freeing. I feel like I am on to something. This is exciting because since I wrote Inspired to Quilt, I have gone vague. I don’t feel inspired. Not in the manner the book presents itself. And since I started surface designing cloth, I have made quite a bit of it. Yesterday, as I was sewing the mono printed silk gauze (the flower on the right above), I was thinking, ‘This is just what I need! I need to start going through my bins and using all of my own cloth!’ This idea feels right. Big sigh.
This small piece will be yet another Sew-plies purse. I wonder how many I make when I am finished making them.
Today I am off to teach at The City Quilter. The name of the class? Small Works, Big Impact.