I’ve been trying this experiment this year, where I’ve stopped participating in swaps, bees, and other obligation sewing. On one hand, this means I’ve done a lot more design work, which I’ve really enjoyed.
On the other hand, I’ve pretty much stopped sewing, which I’m a little sad about.
So I thought I’d give myself a little impetus by participating in the Lovely Year of Finishes for the month.
There are about a billion things I want to make, but I think my goal should be to at least complete the top of the quilt Eli and I are working on for his grandmother. I sort of petered out after coming up with the design (the bottom one shown above) because I’ve been waffling over colors.
Since the design is inspired by jazz and New York City, I want colors that compliment that idea. To me, both are fairly well represented in this painting by Debra Hurd which I ran through Palette Builder. That’s an awful lot of colors, so I might pare down a bit. I want the majority of the strips to be greyscale, with bursts of colorful improv here and there.
Hopefully I can get the top completed by the end of the month. Improv is fast…right? 😉