Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio asked her readers why they make things and there are many wonderful responses. Here's the post.
I don't know why I make things. It's fun. (Well, I don't think ripping seams is fun, but most of the time it's fun!) I see a great pattern or fabric and I want to make something out of it. Time-wise and resource-wise, it sometimes doesn't make sense. It's almost a compulsion. I like that I make useful things - I currently live in Minnesota and I have four quilts on my bed. We can always use more blankets here!
When I'm out and about, I see tiled flooring and I see a quilt. I see the pattern in a bridge and I see a quilt. I see bricks on a building and I see a quilt. Flowers in a garden, arcs and angles at a playground, the blurred black and yellow of a school bus, denuded trees frosted with snow, sunlight streaming through a window cutting through the shadows on the floor.
Creation is all around us, just waiting to inspire us!
Of course, creation will have to wait today because I have to go to the grocery store and do some cleaning!
Here is a not-so-great photo of my Sugar Pop quilt. Photographing at an angle to the window is preferable to having the light hit straight on. Live and learn.
It's about 60x60 and I am considering a Snow border, but I kinda like it like this, even if it is on the small side. The solids are Kona burgundy and Kona Snow. In retrospect, I wish I would have done thinner white strips (they are 1" finished) but I like it anyway. It's a far cry from what I initially envisioned (white pin dot sashing between all of the blocks), but I think it works alright.