From a Green Dragon Dream

From a Green Dragon Dream

A place to learn about quilting and to share quilts.

25 January 2010

My second quilt

My second quilt was made years after my first official quilt. I got this crazy idea about making a signature quilt for my sister, on point. Of couse, no pattern. I obviously didn't learn much from the first go around. This time, I'd been to art school in Sheridan Wyoming. Just so you know, they were not as open to my creative side as I would have hoped and I transfered after the first semester. My design teacher gave me a really solid foundation on color and balance. I did a great pointillism project that still hangs on my parents kitchen wall. I love it every time I see it. I was nominated Homecoming Princess for the first time in my whole life and got to go on an amazing road trip to the art museum in Denver Colorado but all of this was overshadowed by the crazy oil teacher who thought I would never do anything with art and relentlessly told me so. Well, she may have been right if I hadn't grown from my second quilt. I used plain colors, lavender, pink, minty green and baby blue squares. It was a pretty plain looking quilt and I don't know that my sister even still has it.

Lesson #1 Don't believe what everyone tells you, keep doing something you love.
Lesson #2 Never make your own homecoming dress because you can't find one that doesn't look like Scarlett O'Hara wore it because that is actually what all the other girls were wearing.
Lesson #3 Sometimes the baby never gets the chance to love the quilt.

1 comment:

  1. I still have the quilt, the messages are very important to me and i hope drew will know just how cared for and prayed for he was because of those messages. thank you for that. the quilt is just loved in a different way