Someone really smart told me once in an art class that in almost every circumstance when making art, your first great idea is usually your worst idea. It was in a drawing class I took at Pima College once. I realize that sounds a bit extreme, but it’s true; it’s easy to be attached to that first somewhat intoxicating sense of inspiration when you start a new project, but by letting that first idea go, there’s more room for more inspiration to come on in. Too much attachment and insistence at the beginning makes for rigidity, which is the antithesis of anything creative.
So, it was with some…resistance that I put away my flour resist cloth. It just isn’t going to work this time around. Right now, this is the general look for the quilt top; my initial idea was to put the cloud fabric over the gold flower fabric, but instead I resurrected some screen printed fabric of clouds to put on the sides instead: