I had so much fun creating this quilt. I like pink more than I thought I did. What a surprise!I returned to my favorite general composition concept of a shrine/altar format. (It will play nicely with my Dandelion and Water quilts.) I also knew I wanted to incorporate sheer fabrics, surface design, handwriting, embroidery and some unusual embellishments. I went about gathering and auditioning materials.
I found a scrap of the exact same pink fabric to which I had added handwriting and used in my Chair quilt. I loved the sheer piece with the velvet floral motif. My friend Hannah let me glean from her stash on my trip to Maine, including the pink and white floral print I used on each side. The pink pencil seemed a fun embellishment. Plus, it's linear and conveys a message of creativity.Pink is very peppy and fun. Seeing that pile of fuchsia, magenta, blush and rose on the table in my studio, I just couldn't help but get a bright, enthusiastic feeling. Don't you think? I thought I didn't really like pink. Of course, I also thought I didn't like asparagus, until I had a few spears that were grilled to perfection at Jasper's.
It's good to experiment.
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