What’s In A Name?
The naming of my art pieces is often a joint project between my husband and myself. This project was one of those instances. Upon first glance he saw a slice of watermelon but wondered aloud, “where were the seeds?”. His vision or concern was the inspiration for the art quilt’s name back in February, 2018.
After removing the binding and the remaining finishing touches I trimmed away a lot of the surrounding white border. The border made quite a statement yet it seemed rather boring. To add a pop of color I selected a Grunge purple dot to bring more attention to the tiny hint already present.
A Name Change
After adding the new border, straight-line quilting with a color coordinated thread and mounting it on a frame I was inspired to change its name too. Just as with another one of my art quilts, the image created by the upwardly pointing strip of pieced fabric reminded me of the prominent lighthouses seen along the coastline of Door County Wisconsin. This remembrance moved me to rename my piece Lighthouse II.
A Happy Ending
I am so very pleased with my reinvented fiber art quilt. The white border still has a prominent voice but its impact is much quieter. The purple dotted fabric brings attention to the very teeny hint of purple in one of the vertical pieced strips.
Getting up the nerve to undo the previously added finishing touches turned out to be an awesome decision. I am so glad I took the leap and decided to listen to Aron Wright’s words in his song Build It Better…
You always build it better the second time around
Now it’s your turn. Share what you think of the decision to make a change, the color choices, the stitching, name change, etc. I look forward to your interaction.
Bye For Now!
Have a safe and wonderful day!