Sunday, 21 February 2010

Honesty Samples and Quotes

A productive day:making bread and soup, changing the sheets, ironing a heap of shirts - and finishing my honesty quilt started here. It's been through almost as many transformations as my numerous samples, toiles and trials. I like to take photographs as I go along, partly to document process and make decisions, partly to identify the point I go astray! Of the 4 different stages this sample went through I quite like the final product above but version 3 had more going for it. Should know by now not to fiddle!

Time to think about the next project - Tunisian Doors in African fabrics. The turquoise palette is now expanded further than when I took this photo thanks to Magie's latest trip to Ghana!
While looking for a title for my quilt, I found an interesting selection of quotes about honesty:
" The elegance of honesty needs no adornment"
"The true measure of life is not length but honesty"
"Where is there dignity unless there is honesty"
The wierdest: "Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence"


The WestCountryBuddha said...

You should definitely put your honesty on a saddle and sling sit it on a fence !!(vbg)

It looks fabulous - I love the shapes and transparency of it all.

neki desu said...

lovely quotes, thanks for sharing.
the quilt came out great and i'm looking forward to the tunisian door series.

JP said...

this honesty is just gorgous - well done

Susan Briscoe said...

Beautiful honesty - and I love your fabric collection for your Tunisian doors project too. Excuse me while I drool!

Judy Martin said...

I think the finished version is beautiful. So is version three.