Two months ago as the snow was piling up in central PA I found myself playing with fabrics of spring colors. I decided to make a Spring theme abstract landscape quilt. These abstract quilts are total fun to make. Cutting pieces with unique curves, organizing the fabrics artistically, and finally quilting creatively. I realized as I was studying the finished quilt top and pondering what kind of quilt stitching designs to use that art quilts and playfulness go together!!
I think of playfulness as being a bit of a daredevil, trying something new, jumping off that stump even if you might fall. I think of playfulness as having fun, not thinking too far ahead but rather enjoying the moment. With abstract landscape quilts I make completely different decisions about quilt stitching with every quilt. It feels playful, it is about total enjoyment in picking thread and a design to quilt which will invoke happiness and joy. I accept that all art is not happy but I have decided that my art is happy. And some of the most fun is found in free motion stitching on an abstract quilt.