The following is an e-mail exchange between Cherri and myself. My words are in blue, and Cherri's are in red. We are talking about the sampler quilt I am making.
On Jun 8, 2010, at 10:32 PM, Cherri wrote:
Whoa.....those are some very cool blocks! It is amazing to me that you can think up more and more designs. Do you dream them up at night? Do you fold little squares of paper to get design ideas? Do you doodle nonstop? I am totally in awe of your design skills!
I mainly just doodle! I also did a lot of visual research through flickr and google images. A lot of the designs just seemed to come from simply having half finished blocks in my hands. A new way to arrange them would suddenly become apparent. I'm not claiming that any of these blocks are original, even though I feel like some of them came about without any visual reference. I'm sure that someone else thought of these things before me.
I still can't believe that you will be separated from the blocks and your sewing machine....how, oh how, will you ever cope?
Urg! I'm leaving so soon, so I'll let you know! I debated setting up some sort of hand work, but the more I thought about it, the less I wanted to. We'll see as the summer goes on.
Oh yeah, got them all together now! Now let's see if I can get the border done by Thursday (debatable!) It's so different for me to see it as a photo, rather than just a computer image.
I hope Alaska is treating you well, and there is lots of quality quilting time. If you have any photos, I'd love to see them. :)
It would have been a lot easier to blog this as I went, as the further I get from it, the less I have to say!
I've been out of Portland for almost a month now, and am wondering where the time went. I don't want to leave camp! It's so beautiful here. I wish I could work year round. So much has happened at camp already, but the most photogenic is that there was a camel brought to camp for the kids to see. This was my expression when I saw the camel.
As you can tell, I was pretty unimpressed.