I have joined the Art Quilts Around the World blog. I was really tired of deadlines when I finished a year of monthly art quilts at Interpret This! But that was in 2010 and I am ready for the challenge again in 2013. And for this blog challenge, I only need to finish a quilt once every other month. That will help keep my stress levels a bit lower--or at least less often!
Just one this week. I must be feeling picky.
Ann climbs on her soap box to tell us to be original in our fiber work. I totally agree with her. I do look at quilts made from wonderful published patterns, better than I can design or really want to put thought into designing, and think how beautiful they are. But they are not mine. I like making my own. I might use elements of other patterns but I will combine them with pieces that are all me. I want my quilt to be a piece of art not a paint by number.
And each time I design something, I learn something. And my design skills are getting better. My compositions are better. My color combinations are getting stronger. I am turning out art (sometimes) and not remaking the same block 100 times and measuring my corners to make sure the quilt police won't frown.