Teetering is my first ever entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! What a fun event for us to see everyone’s favorite work. I’ve very much enjoyed visiting old and new blogger friends this last couple of days and seeing what they had to show.
At the time that I made it, I was a busy, busy girl. Besides the normal ‘three kids, volunteer work, starting a business’ stress, I was also teaching my son to drive and picking him up from school every day to take him to drivers ed. I didn’t realize going in how much stress that would cause, and I poured all my icky, frustrated feelings into this mini quilt.
Everything about this quilt was intentionally just a bit ‘off’. I wanted the blocks of grey and black to appear impossibly balanced, floating in air, and as if they were starting to drop.
I quilted the crap out of this thing, and ended up loving the result. I was disappointed at first that the quilting pushed the top around in such a way as the warp the design a bit, but in hindsight, I love how that adds to the whole ‘off kilter’ effect.
When I first finished this, I said that I needed to put it away for a bit in order to be able to appreciate it for what it was. Here we are 7 months later, and it’s one of my favorites. I’m thinking this is a design style that I need to explore a bit more!
Here is some of my most recent work:
Happy Sewing! ~L