Until now, I had been proud of myself — for getting fast at making decisions and not waffling. Until I hit this pink wall of doubt. Looking at last night’s photos and drawings, I thought the pink background was too pale, so went fabric hunting and bagged some purple.

I don’t like to change background fabrics in the middle of the process — it’s a real time-waster. But after changing and studying the photos, I think the real problem is not the pink, but the too-dark river below. Besides, I like the fifties-looking texture of the pink better too. The purple has a polka-dot pattern, but they don’t show up on camera  and looks muddy = negative points for purple.

By the way, this is five feet tall. When I first started this series, my idea was to keep them small so I could finish several. But each one has gotten bigger and bigger. I guess it’s just part of the big-hair syndrome.


  • Thanks for your help everyone — I guess I was looking for reassurance to go back to the bubblegum pink, and now I have it!

  • Yeah, but when you’re only five foot like me, a five foot tall quilt seems big! Especially when it’s mostly all someone’s head.

    Don’t worry, no stones being thrown here. We all live in glass houses these days, right? 🙂

  • It ain’t the size of the quilt, but the motion of the stitchin’. Or something like that, right?
    I know that all my pieces end up larger than I anticipated. Great work, but I’m kinda partial to the purple (may the stoning begin).

  • Yep, I agree it is the dark river. I love the big hair but hey, I’m from Texas where we are known for “big hahr”. Lighter pink for sure.

  • I’ve been admiring your work for quite some time, but don’t think I’ve ever thrown a comment in. I’m inspired this time though to say that I definitely prefer the bubblegum pink background. The “river” below might be better a bit lighter, but I think it’s ok.

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