Sunday, March 31, 2013

Latitude Quilts Reveal Day!

First off -- HAPPY EASTER!!!

Today also happens to be Latitude Quilts Reveal Day for our newest challenge, Every Single Day.  I had an idea come to mind pretty quickly after the challenge was announced.  It was such a cool idea, but despite lots of time and energy spent (including consulting with friends on how to construct it), I failed.  Complete wash-out.

Unfortunately, I didn't keep an eye on the calendar.  I had left myself very little time to create a new, second piece -- less than a week.  Fortunately, another idea crystallized quickly;  it was in the same vein as the first idea, but much less complicated to create.

This piece is a visual daily "to-do" list.  The key to this piece is velcro -- did you know that velcro comes in lots of colors?  I didn't, but when I discovered it, the red velcro helped set the palette for my new piece, Daily Tasks.  Once again, I've turned to circles and bright colors to help express myself. I have a number of labelled medallions secured to the surface with velcro.  Some are in the center, representing the tasks I need to do today.  Others wait on the outside frame because it's certain that I'll be transferring them to the center at some point soon.   I can rearrange the medallions to meet the demands of most of my days, though I realize some tasks are missing, such as gardening.  (I suspect that's because I created this while snow was still on the ground.)   In fact, I identified more tasks than the number of medallions I made.  I suppose there's always room for more to do.

I hope I'll remember always to put the Be Thankful medallion at the top of the list.  And, in the event I drop the ball and forget to do a task, I gave myself an Oops! medallion, too.  I made it green to give myself a green light to just "let it go".  Sometimes we can't juggle it all but life goes on, every single day.


Natalya Aikens said...

this is fun! certainly doesn't seem stressful with all that stuff to do!

Cindy Green said...

Happy Easter to you too! I really like this, Vivien. Great idea and execution! I've been trying to figure out how to get neatly printed words on fabric - how did you do yours? One of those Jacquard pretreated packs of fabric?

norma said...

You always have such good ideas, this quilt is no exception. Happy Easter to you, too, just a little late.