Saturday, 18 August 2018
This is one of my small quilts that I see daily . It is hanging above my piano. It was made years ago for a Coorparoo Quilters challenge. The challenge was to use the colours yellow and black which are the colours of the Coorparoo Quilters logo, to have something of Queensland in it, and to share something of yourself in it that others might not know about...beyond your stitching life. Banana Sonata won first prize and the judge was the late great Ruth Stonely who was an instrumental person at the beginning of my quilt journey. So I am a clarinet playing Queenslander. The blue strip pieced background depicts the beach where I love swimming in the ocean.
This was from a time when I just went with my ideas , planning a little then doing , really getting into the flow. But now I find that so much harder as I am thinking too much, too much trying to make for an audience rather that using my intuition , getting in the flow and being confident in the result.