Spreading out

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Temporary design wall
Temporary design wall
My poor hubby…I guess he should be used to it by now, but I’ve been spreading out this week. I’ve been working through some color “sketches.” Each one is a 24″ square fused quilt top. I have a vague goal of doing one a day for a while. I figure this project might make a small dent in my stash (although I did just buy some more fabric but, of course, I needed it!). I’m enjoying revisiting various aspects of color theory. As I finish each one, I’ve been hanging them from my bookcases so I can look at them for a while. There are some that I’ll want to do some more work on, but for now they’re up and out of the way.

Muted analogous color scheme
Muted analogous color scheme
Here’s the muted analogous color scheme I’m working on today. Since it is still in pieces, I’ve used magnets to hang it from the metal door that goes into my studio. This one is about half done.

This mini project has been fun because as I do each one, it makes me think of more possibilities! I’ve also been trying to work more improvisationally. I’ve avoided doing too much planning before I begin. There are two reasons for that: I want to be less perfectionistic and I want to work through my fear of failure.