I had every intention of completing my sick rose with a rose, a marble statue, and a worm. It was all working perfectly in my head, and then I finished the rose.

I love the rose. Really. She is strong. But she wants top billing. She doesn’t want to be part of a quilt. She wants to be the quilt.

OK. I thought. I’ll make the rose the primary image.

So I made my marble statue panel smaller. But now SHE insists on top billing, too.

Now my first vision is becoming two quilts. I am always torn, and now my vision is torn, too. Oh well. It is better to listen to both visions than to try to force them into one concept. I like both images, and I will love both quilts.