Saturday, December 24, 2016
Don't Try This Unless You're Right-Brained Driven...Crazy Quilting!
For left-brained people, crazy quilting is like trying to stand in the corner in a round room...Not a pretty picture.
Left-brained artisans can force themselves to complete the technique, but they won't enjoy the journey, or their results. All-in-All, it's an exercise in frustration.
I have several Left-brained friends that have tried crazy quilting and each one has thrown up their hands in absolute disgust. Their reactions vary from - What, no pattern? No diagram? No right or wrong? NEVER! And what's the point of all the added stitchery? It doesn't serve a useful function!
I think of crazy quilting the same way I view my fiber art, as an emotional sewing adventure. These projects are not planned in detail, begin without a prescribed ending, and take many off-road diversions. These projects become an entity themselves, having their own will and voice. Right-brained artisans will tell you that their creations talk to them, lead
I know it sounds crazy, but that's how it works. So crazy quilting is aptly named, don't you think?
Are you a left or right-brained quilter? Do you plan or feel your way from beginning to end? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear about your sewing journey.
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