Sunday, August 28, 2011

I need a kick in the butt

Or at least a nudge.

I have this small top for a haiku quilt:

My problem: I really like it, and I'm worried that I will screw it up when I quilt it. This hasn't been a big problem for me in the past, so I'm not sure what my issue is right now.

Any suggestions, either specific to quilting, or just how to get over this block?


Guila Greer said...

Hi Michelle,
I really like this so far too. What it says to me is that there's a very specific destination to your travel but there may be different ways of getting there.
I would angle my quilting lines all toward the destination point but perhaps make them slightly different. e.g. wavy, straight, different colors, threads (but not so different as to detract from overall design - just to add texture and interest)
Looks like a fun project :-)

Michelle said...

What sometimes helps me is to remind myself that I can always make another quilt top.

It's a very pretty little top -- I can see why you're worried about it. Just take a a deep breath and start quilting. :-)

Martha Dennis said...

I really like this one too, Michele. You've done a marvelous job of capturing perspective here.

I agree with Guila that you should angle all the quilting lines toward your vanishing point, only if it was me, I'd make all those lines straight and use threads that would blend and sink into the background, rather that those which would come to the surface, with weight or color.

I look forward to seeing your finished project!

Martha Dennis

Alyson said...

This is so pretty! I love it. Your perspective is excellent. Think about it like this - do you want to strengthen the perspective part of the quilt? Or so you want to soften it?

I think that sky might deserve a (quilted) cloud or two. ;-)

RAnn said...

It's pretty, and I haven't the foggiest idea what the other commenters are telling you to do. I'm sure it will be lovely any way you do it.