Bring it on! I love a challenge, even if I approach the challenge with gritted to teeth. Bat Sh*t Crazy is one massive challenge. Why? Simple, the piecing is beyond elaborate. There are some technical challenges such as to how to overlap buildings of different scales. Don’t forget the challenges of contrast, movement, focus, repetition and cohesiveness, just to name a few. Then there is the subject matter: Putin.
How do I face such an overwhelming challenge?
- I slow down
- I break things into manageable units
- I walk away
- I return
- I listen to the muse who suggested hinting at stained glass windows in the church
- I congratulate myself for saving the perfect remnant of fabric, purchased decades back, dragged through two moves to use in windows
- I accept this quilt is going to take months to make and that is OK.
Why do I put myself through such torture? Experience has taught me challenge is necessary for growth.
I am linking up with:
- Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays
- 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC)
- Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday (TGIFF)
130 pieces in a 12 inch square block? Whoa, that makes my brain hurt. I applaud your vision and commitment, knowing that I could never see such a project through to the end.
It makes my brain hurt, too, Joanna. I didn’t realize how many pieces there were until I sat down this morning and added them up. Now it makes sense why I couldn’t finish the block in a single studio session. Thanks for sharing your kind thoughts. Always to good to hear from you.
One step at a time works for me. This is an amazing piece and I can’t wait to see it finished!
I can’t seem to resist the desire to design and make intricately pieced art quilts. One step at a time and accepting it will take time are essential. Your work is also intricate, so one stitch and one bead at time suit it.
Yes, you do certainly love a challenge. The piecing on this seems daunting, but I know yours will be perfect. Oh, yes, and I love the title. Is this for a certain show or a challenge?
I worried about offending someone with the title. However, so far everyone agrees with you, so the title stays. I plan on entering it into SAQA’s CFE Color in Context: Red. Hence the red, raging, chaotic and burning sky.Your confidence in me, Norma is appreciated. Thank you.
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