Monday, February 22, 2010

embracing imperfection

The third of the raw edge small quilts, this one is comprised of small black background squares.
This was one of early improvisational pieces where I also practiced becoming comfortable with the idea of imprecise placement and angling of squares.

13 comments:

ParisMaddy said...

Random is freeing and fun! I like this piece.

Wishing much INTENT to you this year. My word is CELEBRATE.

jude said...

getting used to imperfection is a grand relief!

Cathie said...

what a colorful little piece this is. i am always drawn to little squares inside of bigger squares. i'm working on a piece similar to this by stitching a collection of "inchies" to bigger squares. so FUN! oh, and imperfections should be celebrated!!

Kaye Turner said...

Well, none of us is perfect, so why should we expect our work to be perfect? Really like those squares.

Bea said...

What fun! :)Bea

Mary said...

I had the hardest time breaking the quilting rules! It's very freeing. And I love little quilts. This one is great.

Eva said...

Liberation! Love it.

Barbara said...

I love these little improvisational quilts!

Mrs Moen said...

Stretching of comfort zones is always good! I love this piece. It looks like there are different textures in the background; is it? Did you piece together the background first and then applique the squares, of did you make it block by block?

Sandra said...

Hi Deborah - until I read this post, I'd never realized I'm not, yet, comfortable with the idea of random placement. I'm going to have to try this and soon!

Sandra said...

you're good at imperfection!
I really love it the way you work with imperfection. And I know it is so hard to let go of perfection.
Wishing you lots of freedom.

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

I love the look of this!

BT said...

Lovely squares, but I would find it hard to put them on 'wonky'!! Well done your for this, it's super.