Kindling the Creativity Within

Inspired by the book Nurture Your Creative Spirit by Vikki Pignatelli

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The Spider’s Web


“Setbacks are a necessary ingredient for creativity. Without them we remain complacent in our comfort zones and do not take inventive leaps of faith. From personal experience, I can tell you many of the artistic ideas in my quilts were born out of necessity, trying to hide or incorporate my unfortunate mistakes into workable solutions.”¬†Excerpt from Nurture Your Creative Spirit.¬†

While completing the back of my quilt, “The Spider’s Web”, I accidentally poked a hole in the fabric on one of the branches. I needed to come up with a good way to hide my mistake. What better solution than to cover the hole with an embroidered spider? It was the perfect complement to the theme of the quilt.