I injured my elbow a couple of weeks ago. I suspect it may have had something to do with marathon knitting sessions with a cat sitting on my left arm while I was trying to knit my Butterfly Forest Shawl for the third time. I backed off on the knitting, the embroidery, and the gym. It became the perfect time to do some simple piecing with a fabric jelly roll I bought probably a year ago and planned to make into a charity quilt or something. So that’s Monday, Self Portrait 365:93.
I continued to work on the quilt on Tuesday, 365:094.
But at the end of the day, after a conversation with my man, I posted this on Facebook: “I just had an idea not in any way related to my recent art, nor any current needs, but is so crazy I’m pretty sure I need to drop everything and do it.” And so followed the rest of the week.
365:096. At least one Facebook friend suggested I sleep on my crazy idea and see if it still seemed plausible in the morning. It did, so in I dove, choosing fabrics and auditioning them on a make-shift design wall.
I’m being a bit coy about this new quilt because i’m not yet sure of it’s proper context. It has nothing to do with my usual houses and roots or Army Wife series. I actually think it would blow some minds at Quilt National, but I can’t keep it under wraps until 2015. This is au currant. I think I’ll show it when the top is done and maybe a plugged in reader or two will know of the perfect venue for it.