Monday, March 18, 2013

Enjoying Being Messy

I’ve been leisurely working my way through Kaffe Fassett’s autobiography, Dreaming in Color.  It is a fascinating peek into a creative mind at work.  One of the first things that struck me in my reading was his comments about how messy his space gets when he’s in his creative mode.  My mother was a neatnik and I know she would be truly appalled to see my work area when I quilt.  Quite honestly, I'm also appalled at the mess I create. 

I’m in the process of putting the two background pieces for this month’s two “Be Attitude” blocks together.  I wanted to substitute some of my own fabrics for those supplied in the kit and have been having a gloriously messy time doing it. 
I'm still not happy with where they stand, particularly the last one which has too little contrast between the border pieces and seems too dark overall...I may have to dig through my treasure trove some more or even make a purchase at the quilt shop tomorrow.
On a separate note, I'm trying to decide what route to take for keeping up with the blogs I follow since Google Reader will be discontinued.  I would appreciate any thoughts.


Quilting Babcia said...

Hi Mary, I read my blogs right from the dashboard so have never used the Google Reader. As far as I know, we will still be able to access blogs from our dashboard. But I did also register my blog yesterday with Bloglovin which is what many of the bloggers I follow are also doing. It is for the most part quite easy to set up an account and register your blog there. And hooray for messiness! My sewing room seems in a permanent state of not-tidy and I don't think I'd want it any other way!

Debbie said...

Love your mess and new blocks. Yes, the last one is a bit darker that the rest of the group. I think maybe just using a lighter to mid tone on the out border piece on one or two sides would blend it in better with the group. Remember you do need some change in value to add depth. If everything is light or medium, then it appears very flat. So far, I think it is great.
Ditto what Pat said above about the reader. I have followers that used the reader and wanted me to go bloglovin.

Hilachas said...

Ah Mary, your "Be Attitude" blocks are so pretty. I, too, make a big disaster of my sewing room with every project I work on, haha. I still use my Blogger Dashboard for reading blogs. It still works well so I'm sticking with it.