Thursday, July 23, 2009

Not so much

Gee! I've been suffering from a creative drought the last couple of weeks.
This morning I decided to force myself to make something. Something to challenge the norm. Something with NO white fabric anywhere.
Not so much
After six hours I have something. Do I like it? Not so much. It feels like an awful waste of beautiful fabric.
Back to the drawing board...
On a happier note, the little tisket/tasket block is done.
A Tisket A Tasket - June

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24 comments:

henzy said...

the little basket and bird are adorable.

Tara said...

IT's great-- you just have to decide to get over it! The colors are awesome--the fabrics have cohesion--maybe you just need a glass of wine! And the basket that has been consuming for you is finished!

byneedleandthread said...

I like it! i want to see the whole thing.

Heather said...

Looks good to me - I love the colors!! What could possibly be wrong with anything you make.

Tiglizzyclone said...

That is real pretty!!

Starbound Studios said...

Those are great fabrics together! What does the final blocks look like? I'm sure it will grow on you :o)

nicolette said...

I don]t think it’s a waste of beautiful fabrics. It looks great together. And if you don’t allow yourself to use any white, maybe you can consider adding another solid colour?

Your bird basket is cute!

Andi said...

Looks amazing to me.
I'd love to see more of it.
Andi :-)

Jackie said...

I don't know, I think I like the little bit that you are showing. That fabric is gorgeous even without the white for contrast.

Diva Quilts said...

the little bit that your showing looks wonderful!!!! Maybe you need to keep on with for a little bit longer and its beauty will reveal itself to you as well?

Also: LOVE your tisket/tasket block!

rcp4 said...

Gorgeous colors. Love the fabric mix. Challenging yourself to step outside your comfort zone shows growth!

Shari said...

Sometimes we just need to mix things up a bit! and you can always add a white border later - LOL...
Love the basket blog = stunning.

Robin said...

It sounds like you just need to take a step back (I like Tara's idea of a glass of wine too!) and look at it with fresh eyes in a bit.

But your basket it definitely gorgeous! I am just loving the bright colors you're using.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Do you think it's a waste of fabrics because they are not being shown to their best advantage when there is no white? I kind of feel that way about the quilt my sister is having me make for her with Amy Butler fabrics. It's on my blog, three posts down. It's just too much and I feel like it's a waste of beautiful fabric too. But of course I can't tell her that!

Wendy said...

I think its beautiful, you could always turn it into a doll quilt? I just found your blog thru Amandajean's, since I just joined her 9 patch quilt a long.
I joined your scrap challenge, thanks for hosting!

Chara Michele said...

It looks good, what are you talking about! :) I love the colors of those fabrics too, so perfect for summer! (And all the gorgeous weather we have been getting!)

Kelly O. said...

REally? you don't like it?
Could you just border it in white?
would that make it better?
I love it!

happy zombie said...

I love your something, and fun to do something different. But just like you... I loves me the white.

Your tisket taskit blocs is AMAZING. And your handwork is exquisite!

Minka's Studio said...

I too would like to see more of it, too. I've read today's posting about the seam ripper so it may be too late for my suggestion. Photograph the whole thing and then look at it on your computer screen. I find this a great way to audition ideas as it introduces a level of detachment. Sometimes I see things on the screen that I'm missing when I look at it in person.

Minka's Studio said...

One additional thought. It appears that at least one of your fabrics has some white in it -- the one in the lower righthand corner appears to have white in its background. If I'm wrong about that, ignore the rest of what I have to say. Try using fabrics that have no white in them at all. They may work better without the sold white.

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

The key of course is to just be DOING. Sometimes the pump has to be primed. Luckily, you can always canibalize the misfits for parts!

(I really like the colors, though...)

Yaya and Papa said...

Love the way you've made your newest Tiskit, Tasket basket!! So unique and cute! Did you do needle turn?

syko kajsa said...

I love the little bird and basket against the black background!!

Karen said...

Love your little basket!