Often when I am working on a piece, especially a complicated one, I am tempted to use the reverse side. I never have, and I probably never will since it does not seem like it is my original thought. I realize that no one owns an idea, but honestly the quilt that I saw was so wonderful that I have not been tempted to use that technique. But I do love it.
Working on the latest in my The Day After series, I have been aware of the reverse side and the power that unfinished edges can have. I tend to be so precise and focused on order, and sometimes it is wonderful to look at what the underbelly of a top really looks like. Sometimes "messy" can have a desired effect. I have to be a bit more courageous about that and I am hoping that the course I have signed up for this spring with Dorothy Caldwell, Making Marks, will give me a whole new way of looking at fabric.