Order certainly drives me. I love lists, and lineups( and queues), and sorting books on a shelf. Although it is never complete, I take satisfaction from tidying up.
This also works in the quilting world! From an idea and a mess of fabric, you can put together something quite lovely.
I hate to admit that this is how it usually starts, but that’s the truth.
At our November guild meeting, we were given a piece of card stock and a bunch of scraps and told to play. At the end of the meeting we were challenged to make that into something quilted. ( my post card appears further along in this post). Some sketching and math to make this bigger than 4×6″ and so that it was makeable in fabric. And then I began the cutting and laying out.
Some different shades of blues, but a decent representation of the post card on the right.
When I made the post card I was thinking of water at the bottom, but in fabric pulling, I decided it was grass.
Now, a nice small piece like this quilts up fairly fast, which is a refreshing change from what I normally put on my plate.
My favorite part is the trees along the dark blue.
So from the chaos of my dining room table, this one came out pretty well, I think.
PS, It does hang straight on a wall, but the branches were not very supportive of my photo taking.