I always have a handful of quilts in the air (and the studio floor/wall/table/chair) that I work on simultaneously. It delays their finish date, but since I don’t use a pattern (either sketching first and working from a loose- and inevitably changing- sketch, or making it up as I go) it allows me to sit and think on what I want to do next with it. Unlike a painting, going back to add or omit or make changes to a quilt is difficult and extensively time consuming, easily damaging the structure and durability of it. Eventually it needs to be “done”, or at least done enough to put a binding on it and sell it, and in doing so that 2” strip of fabric that frames the perimeter of the quilt wraps it up in finality.
But, until then, I go back and forth between those juggled quilts, in their various stages of doneness, maybe not seeking perfection, but rather seeking that gestalt feeling of it being what I want it to be. Inevitably, it’s complete...enough. #alwaysalmostdone #quiltjuggling #shadesofgrey #contemporaryquilt #modernquilting #contemporaryart - 57 minutes ago