My latest quilt, Take Note, was started in Melanie Tuazon's class at Quiltcon. At the end of class, we all shared our work and the stories behind it. It was a bit embarrassing to tell the truth! My story? ummm, well, I chose the solids because they match my newly renovated guest bathroom. Yeah. that's all I had. Ladies were sharing beautiful stories about what inspired their improv work and I was playing with solids that match my bathroom. Really? Pretty lame. One lady shared about her young grandson with a brain tumor. Amazing, powerful stories. Oh well.
Afterwards, my mom and my daughter both said it looked like post-it notes. Brilliant! As I sewed the blocks together, I decided that each "post-it note" represents a daily task that must be done. If you look closely, you can see that some are more interesting than others.... some are large, some are small, the shades of yellow vary. So there you go. I backed into my story after the fact and I'm sticking to it.
The finished quilt is about 25" square and made entirely of Kona solids. I quilted it on my Janome 6600 and had lots of fun with that. I even added a block of yellow quilting just for fun. And yes, I do plan to hang it in the bathroom!