Monday, November 27, 2006

Nursery rhyme quilt


0611 quilt
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
This charming nursery rhyme fabric (from Timeless Threads) inspired a quilt. That's how it often (but not always) works for me - one fabric becomes a springboard. Although sometimes too I find that in the end, the springboard fabric is discarded as the other fabrics come together as a cohesive quilt idea.

Annie Dillard, in The Writing Life (a brilliant book) talks about this in writing, how that very idea which seems to be the essential pillar of a particular piece of writing is the one which may need to be ruthlessly knocked down as the work evolves.

2 comments:

candyschultz said...

I never thought about it but I find that same thing in creating recipes. You can build a recipe around a particular ingredient and find that all the flavors work together wonderfully but it just doesn't work unless you remove your favorite.

Dy said...

Lovely quilt. Great colours and that nursery fabric is so cute!