My mantra is close enough. It could be an aging/maturing thing. However, I am willing to embrace this philosophy as I exercise, work on learning Japanese and even in my artwork. There is something freeing about letting go.
SAQA Spotlight Auction
Lola is my quilt for SAQA’s Spotlight Auction. How am I letting go making Lola? Simple, I only have so many thread colors. So far I have selected 36 different threads and they still aren’t enough to capture every value and hue. Close enough, right? She does read as a cat and a tabby cat at that.
How About the Back
It is recommended that your bobbin thread should match your top thread. Mine does sometimes. However, many times I choose not to change my bobbin thread. The number one reason, to be honest, is simply because it is close enough. Yet, there are times when I purposefully choose to not to match my top and bobbin threads. This is especially true with thread painting when I want to blend two colors together. If you compare the front side of Lola to the back side of Lola you will see that so far, black only appears on the back side. Still, there are tiny, intentional speckles of black on the front side. I like how it gives the illusion of black hair interspersed between other hair colors.
I am also committed to keeping up with the 2024 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. All 34 of my HST green triangles are complete. I am using the second half of January to add the black and white central sections of the block.
I didn’t make as much progress as I hoped to this week. Still I did manage to cut just over 1,000″ of strips. Next I seamed the strips by size end to end. Finally, I started to seam the black and white strata together. Technically, my green sections are done, so I see this as “bonus” work. I’m calling it close enough.
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