I wrote a previous blog about the class I took from Gloria Loughman at Asilomar. This is the post about the quilt that was started in the class.
I started with a close-up picture of moss blossoms.
From that picture, I sketched up the idea to do an abstract of the moss blossoms with a pieced background. The color inspiration was from the photo and the embellishment of the background pieces was based on techniques learned in the class.
I thought that the background was way too vivid to carry out my idea. I tried different colors for the moss blossoms and the stems. I tried toning down the background by auditioning different colors of organza and tulle. In the end, I gave up on doing anything with this piece. The lack of a focal point was the final sticking point for me. It didn't feel anything at all like my inspiration photo so I didn't grow to like it. It went to the free table at the quilt guild.
Sometimes, it's better to abandon a piece and let someone else be inspired to finish it and love it.