This is one of the small works I took with me to Asilomar last month. While there I did get some work done on it, but the many distractions did not allow for the kind of decision-making necessary to complete it. Yesterday, thanks to a day I spent with Jenny Lyon focused on quilting, I was inspired to think about the quilting designs in a new way. Jenny asks things such as: What do you want the end result to be? What is the mission for the quilting? Is it a secondary story or is it the focus of the work? It’s no secret that the ginkgo is the feature of this 12″ x 12″ quilt. But even with something this small and such a dominant design there is room for a bit of a statement by the quilting. Emboldened by her teaching, I tried something new (for me) — a bit of pebble quilting — and I’m quite pleased with the result.
I have two more variations on this ginkgo design — inspiration from Denise Miller — and I’m excited to try more new quilt designs.
Happy 4th to all!