Life’s been a bit chaotic lately. I managed to sprain my right wrist and ignored it for the first week which of course made it worse. It’s so hard to be good when I have to be doing something and it’s doubly hard when it’s the right hand that’s out of commission. I haven’t rowed in two weeks and I’m going nuts. Yoga. Must do more yoga.
I ran across a picture of a Fraser Smith piece somewhere this morning. Something on Facebook led to something that led to something . . . I ate the breadcrumbs as I went so can’t find my way back to the start.
Because Smith’s work fascinates me, I popped into his site again today to look. His work is food for my soul. I noticed his “If I am quiet . . . ?” is carved as if it’s done on the back of “Maples”. I am going to have to make this quilt. I don’t do arty stuff, I don’t spend time on stuff that isn’t usable for pretty much every day and I prefer working in batiks to anything else, but this quilt is one I’m going to have to do. I just can’t help myself. And I’m going to have to hand quilt it. This one’s a double whammy.
The six zillion dollar question is . . . how closely do I replicate the work? The quilting doesn’t go through the applique worked on the back. Does that mean I have to applique the back after the quilting’s done? It’s got to be done before the binding . . . Hm.
It took me over a year to work out how to sew the “30” quilt. I wonder if this one will set a record for active planning time.