It’s turtle time. No, I’m not talking about the reptile. Instead I am referring to how I create at turtle speed. I am OK with that.
Last week I shared my plans for Turbulence.
One reader reached out to me to say she wouldn’t use software to design her work, because if she knew the outcome, she wouldn’t have the desire to do the work to create it. I get that. This is precisely why I design a blueprint and NOT the actually quilt.
Note how if you look really closely you can see how I follow the design and value shifts on the blueprint. However, because I opted not to use solid colors, but chose blues by value and tone to represent the solid colors, the actually effect is quite different. I am drawn to continue precisely because I don’t know how the work will look at the end. My experience of working this way gives me the confidence to trust it will come together.
The first few blocks are always the toughest. This is when I learn what does and doesn’t work as I develop a logical assembly method. There are still a few hiccups, but I believe I’m there.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.