I am interested in the long tradition of making pieced quilts.
But also I mean the joy we receive from the juxtaposition of colour and shape and fabrics and the feel of it all.
This is the tradition I mean.
Women who make quilts are artists and they always have been.
I love that.
Denyse Schmidt says:process blog (link in upper bar) you will know that I made a lot of adjustments in the medallion quilt top pictured in this post.
"Looking and seeing is the only way to know. If I am not happy with how a quilt looks, the only way past this is to uncover what is not working by trying other solutions. I wish I could say it gets easier, but somehow it is always the same. It is less painful if you give yourself over to it and accept that design is a process of trial and error, of getting out of your own way, and of knowing your tools."
"These luxurious quilts, hand pieced and densely hand quilted, would rely on those materials and their quilt-ness for their value. The meaning of these beautiful quilts would be themselves." 1995
Her own quilt-ness.
All those little adjustments
made over a long period of time.