|Not me but I look just like her!|
Some time ago I was going through some papers in one of my many three ring binders of ideas and notes and came across a list I'd seen in an article by Barbara Wysocki called 'Quilter Makeover'.
We are familiar with cosmetic 'makeovers' - a new hairstyle and/or color... or a new make-up or technique. (I had one once and it was really fun but ever since then I've felt I need a brow wax periodically!)
Our quilt selves might also get a lift from a makeover!
She suggested trying:
- a new color scheme - break out of your usual favorites
- a different technique - something you haven't tried. I take inspiration from vintage quilts and want to try things like reverse applique, stuffed work and English paper piecing.
- a different style - pictorial, contemporary, scrap, regional, the new 'Modern'
- different sized projects - small, wall, doll, table, lap
As we approach a new year I am thinking again about ways to expand my experiences with fabric and design. Last year I tried to have a 'theme' of experimentation each month. I'll report on how that went at year's end.
Do you have any ideas for your quilt makeover in 2013?