Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Square Dance

I am a big planner, in my head and on paper. I marked the sections of this art quilt with post-it-notes, so I can could keep them all straight, right side up and in the right order. I am not sure what happened, but project took on a life of its own. Never before have I ripped out my stitches, trim, and zippers in an attempt to have straighter sides. What was I thinking?
I have struggled with this over the last couple of months of putting this together,
which is not like me at all. My word for 2010 is "choose."
I choose to not let this project get the best of me.

Today it all came together. I am so over it - trying to make it perfect.
I am an artist!
I'm not perfect.
It's my art - my way. It is what it is.

Square Dance - 38.5H x 28.5W

12 comments:

  1. Love it, Jamie. You continue to amaze and inspire me.

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  2. Thank you for posting the pic of your finished artwork. Just love the pattern and colours.

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  3. You, wanting straight edges?!? My world view just tilted 90 degrees!

    :D

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  4. Hmmmm..... if you're over it does that mean I can have it? hahaha Love it - has a mosaic tile feel.

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  5. cazms58:32 AM

    I covet this quilt...just fabulous!

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  6. This piece is SO fun! Btw, I love your 2010 word, "choose." Reminding myself that I am always free to choose a different way of life, a different path, a different method, a different way of reacting to the lemons of life, etc. makes me feel much more powerful and in control of my life. Thanks for this reminder!

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  7. Someone said it has a mosaic feel; I think so , too. Another great piece, I love it!

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  8. It has so much movement. Despite the hassles, you've made a wonderful quilt.

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  9. I REALLY love this piece.........

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