Our finished quilts were due yesterday. I finished mine except for binding or facing it. This time the photo shows the real colors.
I wasn’t sure if EB was going to like the quilting since she seems to like more simple and not over done quilting. I am not saying that the “brick” pattern is over doing it, but not sure that it would be something she would like.
Here is the feedback:
I do like the "brick" quilting on this one, it gives a great texture to the piece and contrasts well with the smoothly stretching out arches shapes...I think it works better with the greater uniformity in the colors (than in the blocked out version). There's plenty to look at to hold one's interest, but nothing jarring or out of place - and a nice sense of dimension with the rounded shape on the pillar on the right - like that!
Student 12 wrote: " It is 25 in by 38 in. I thought that this month's lesson was a challenge (as well it should be) so I made a larger quilt. . .I really had a hard time with the fabrics between the arches. I switched it out several times especially the areas below the bottom arches that looked too beige in my blocked version. Sometimes fabric choices are easy and sometimes they are hard. I decided to quilt this with irregular stone/block shapes and used the photo to help me with size and orientation of stones/blocks."
Well it all looked good in the end!!! Very nice.
Well I am glad that this one is finished and I did not throw it out the window after all. One of these months I keep hoping that I am going to make a quilt that EB really, really likes, but I guess I will take the comments like “very nice” because that is better than her saying she hates it. Conclusion…I still have a lot of growth ahead of me.
It still reminds me of the line from Pride and Prejudice about praise.
Now to bind or face is the next question. At this point I was actually thinking of binding it in a dark blue or green. It seems like it needs something to frame or finish the edges. What do you think?
And I have to think about a title. So far this is all I have:
Tempus Fugit (means time passes in Latin)
Across the Years
World of Stone
Any ideas? Sometimes titles are hard for me.
Now to start to think about May’s lesson that just came out today. This time it is a landscape, but if you know EB you know that does not mean the literal translation of a landscape. We are supposed to subtract, rearrange and add in creating this landscape. That means taking it down to its simplest shapes and rearranging them to make a pleasing composition, and then add something. I am leaning toward doing something with fog. I have always been fascinated with fog. Or I might do something with a photo of my dad’s pond. Have to think about it for a few days.
Linking to Off the Wall Fridays over at Nina-Maries blog.
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