I was thinking today, as I wrote that last post, that I haven’t posted a finished block in a while. It’s because the block I’m working on is INSANE. VIz:
It’s called “Flying Swallows”, and it will be the LAST eight-pointed star with seven tiny tiny pieces per point that I make. I do think this would look phenomenal done on a larger scale. By somebody else.
While I’m being honest, here are two other reasons why I rarely finish things. In addition to the wrist cuff plan and the dress plan, I still have this to finish piecing:
And I’ve been waiting to quilt this since 2002:
I made this in my final year of Sculpture at the VCA. It was part of an installation in a group exhibition at Artistcare (thanks be to them for letting us put our stuff on show). I showed it in a hoop, in the process of quilting. I thought then that I would never quilt it, that it was great as an installation. I think now that I’ll never sell it, and it would be better keeping someone warm than making a Statement in the hallway. But that means I have to quilt it
Expect a Flying Swallows block …. someday. Meanwhile, don’t let me start anything else!