Monday, December 20, 2021


Three scrappy panels on top of a queen-sized bed, they look colorful and chaotic, but still an organized chaos.  
Creative types, Artists, Poets, Composers, Quilters - we all face chaos and try to tame it, organize it, make it fit. 
Here are quotes from a few creative souls:
-We live in a rainbow of chaos. (Paul Cezanne, painter/artist)
-Art is the opposite of chaos. Art is organized chaos. (Igor Stravinsky, composer/music)
-My goal is to communicate the organization and beauty that exists in our universe underneath the appearance of random chaos. (Aleta Pippin  Santa Fe contemporary artist )
-Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning. (Katherine Anne Porter Journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist)

My hope is that I have taken a chaotic mess of scraps and orphan blocks and tamed them into a functional work of art.  

The colors are vivid and varied.  The cotton fabrics range from shirtings to batiks,  prints to solids, commercial to hand dyed.  I love them all - and I love them all together in this wild meleé of piecing that will become a quilt.   

Next up in the process is to layer and back each panel and then quilt them. After that I will make the strips and join the  panels into one delightfully fun quilt. (At least that is my opinion.)  This will most likely go right into the new year before it reaches a finish.   I hope the rest of your year is joyous and safe.  
I have no idea if I will be posting again before the end of the year, so let me remind you to be kind to all and to say "I LOVE YOU" to those that are dear to your hearts.  I wish you peace and joy. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

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Julierose said...

What a lovely quilt of scrappiness--so joyful a piece you've put together--perfect for this season..MERRY CHRISTMAS hugs, Julierose

Barbara said...

Wow! Just WOW!

Lynn said...

I love it Gene!

Jennifer Gail said...

That's amazing!

Jeanna said...

Such a gorgeous work of art, Gene.

Quilting Gail said...

So full of colour! Fantastic! it'll be great once it's quilted and you can snuggle under it!

Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love it!

Quilts and Dogs said...

Lovely bright quilt