i got my mojo back…

When we last left our heroine… after spending most of grey January attempting to make a replacement queen bed quilt, I decided I needed to play more. The first thing that came from that remarkable awakening was a complete change in direction!

So I ripped the blocks out of the rows and began anew, this time doing it my way! And incredibly, my mojo returned. Now I cannot wait to get into the studio and cut/paste this new abstract modern design for our quilt.

What all of this has reminded me is I am not the same person I was 20 years ago when I made the original quilt, which is now worn, thin and faded. Why go backwards? Why was I trying to force myself in a backwards direction? It reminded me of wisdom from my then 30-something daughter, when asked (not by me) if she would date an old boyfriend? She said why would I go backwards? 

before I came to my senses

after

Here are the before and the after. Clearly the after is so much more exciting, at least to me. And that is what matters, as I am the one who has to live with it. I can’t wait for that to happen!

Back to it…

scraps from cut bento blocks, artful on their own

6 Responses to “i got my mojo back…”

  1. Martha Ginn says:

    Dramatic and colorful. This will be a joy to see daily!

  2. Cindy L Kelleher says:

    Wow!!!! Striking and so colorful.

  3. Judith D Block says:

    I am so glad you have your mojo back!! The first new bed quilt was….just not you. The new version is gorgeous and will be happy sleeping.

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