Sunday, February 1, 2015
Week 4: Signing off with Quilts From The Attic
Well, that's all gone very quickly hasn't it! It seems like only moments ago I was receiving my log in information and preparing to kick of my week here at 52 Quilters! Now, it's almost midnight and I've raised my glass to the next custodian of this very special project. I've had so much fun being part of this unique and innovative experiment. I have to admit that I was a little anxious about what to post. Would I be interesting enough? Would people care about what I had to say. I quickly realised that these were the same feelings I had when I ventured out on my quilting journey some two years ago. So I dosed myself with a spoonful of the same medicine I took back then; just be me, because everyone else is taken.
If you take anything away from the time you've spent with me here, let it be not to be afraid to do what you want to do with your own creativity. During my early quilting days my output was very much dictated by what I saw others doing. I daren't design my own quilt for fear of failure. I copied what had come before and stayed close to the path of "safety in reproduction". I'm lucky that the place I now find myself is very exciting and allows me to be me. So run with scissors, make mistakes and become intimate with your seam ripper. The worst that could happen is something unexpected takes the place of something familiar.
Thank you for tagging along with me this week. I'm excited to see where the project ends up and hope you'll all come and see what's going over at Quilts From The Attic. Happy sewing!
Post by Nicholas - Week #4: Nicholas is a quilter based in Cardiff, Wales. He runs a blog called Quilts from the Attic from which he shares his modern male-made quilts. Follow him on instagram @quiltsfromtheattic or visit him at https://quiltsfromtheattic.wordpress.com