"In historiography, historical revisionism is the reinterpretation of orthodox views... surrounding a historical event."
"In the quilting arts, modernism is the reinterpretation of traditional design in the creation of a quilt."
This is the story of what should have been a traditional sampler. About 14 years ago I started this project as part of an online block of the month. I followed along, made all the blocks, and put them in a box... where they sat for about 10 years.
At a retreat about 4 years ago, I took them out and sashed them with Kaffe Fassett. The jury is still out on whether that was a good idea. I was in the process of leaving my second marriage so my mind was not entirely sound, is all I can offer by way of explanation.
The quilt went back into a box.
This week I took it out for the third and final time.... and this is what happened.
|First thoughts... |
add the remaining border
(more black and bright blocks if you can believe it)
or quilt it as it stands like this
|But I have been told I can be audacious... a word I LOVE!|
and this is one of those times,
I cut the quilt top diagonally in half !!!
|Then I stripped the entire top into 6 1/2" strips... |
because that was the size of the ruler I had in my hand
|I considered piecing it with black, |
until my sister pronounced that too 80s
(what is wrong with the 80s I ask you???)
white was the next option and I used a cotton sheet