i go back frequently to the quilts that i don't consider quite as successful and try to figure out what it is about them that makes me judge them less favorably. i do the same with my favorites, too - there is information to mine and lessons to learn from each quilt. what pleases me is when a quilt that isn't my favorite is "favorited" by someone visiting my shop on etsy. i love that bit of proof that there is absolutely someone/something to delight each of us if we but keep up the search.
here are two of my favorites from the haiku series:
the yearning for home
for mountain lakes and birch trees
pink dawns filled with love
climb up and slide down
way up to the moon and back
a magical ride
both of these have a pictorial presence, though still abstractions, and in both i've "drawn" with my machine. i love to draw, and i like that these quilts have allowed me to just that.
- karen anne