First step, Plan B

b&l-12I took the first step of Plan B today. I really wanted a different look for this quilt, and I’m not exactly sure if I’ll be able to pull it off, but that’s not going to stop me from trying. I’m hoping to create some beautiful, but controlled, watercolor washes. My initial attempt was dismal, but I’ve got a couple of ideas I’m going to try. Thank you to everyone for your suggestions, too! I really do appreciate it. I know I have lots to learn, and there are so many new products available to us now that it’s hard to keep up.

I decided to work backwards this time. I started by outlining the figures with bold black lines. I tried to concentrate on creating beautiful, undulating thick and thin lines. Tomorrow I’ll paint the watercolor washes.


mvqg2Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at my own quilt guild, the Miami Valley Quilters’ Guild. I’ll be doing a trunk show and talking about my journey, challenges and my process. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us. We meet at 7 PM at the Fairborn Senior Center, 325 N. Third Street, Fairborn, Ohio.

We have house guests again this year. Mama bird started by building her nest on our back porch light, but she became very upset anytime we came near our back door, so sweet hubby circumvented her plans. He put a box over the light. But he’s such a softy that he built a little wooden box and hung it about five feet away, and then he carefully moved her beautiful handiwork. We were thrilled that she accepted the forced move. She finished her nest and tended three little eggs. We’ve enjoyed hearing the music of three little birdies the last couple days, so I thought I’d share them with you.

2 Responses

  1. Brenda Johnson

    Your trial and error process is such an encouragement to me. My first two making faces attempts were successful (pleased with the results) but the next three (lately) have had issues if weirdness. Life is trial and error. We wouldn’t have error if we never tried anything! 🙂
    Thanks for having trials in your artwork! It just made my day! (sorry)

    • Maria

      LOL! Might as well embrace the mistakes, right? Tomorrow I go on to Step 2.