Saturday, August 11, 2007

Dance!


This is a quilt I am making for a charity auction.....probably the only time someone will be willing to buy something I made! I have some stray stitching to do and then I have to quilt it. I will probably screw it up. Quilting stitches do not talk to me. I loved playing with the Tyvek and of course I had to use some of the fabrics I dyed.

7 comments:

krazykatlady-Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous piece. I can see why you are having fear of quilting. Does it really need to be quilted? could you just add a few tiny beads here and there that would accomplish the same thing. Or as my advisor tells me -- baby steps. First go in and turn on the machine; next day do one line of stitching, etc. etc.
Lorraine

Kit Robinson said...

Sherryl, this is beautiful! What a gift you have for evoking movement and emotion. I have found that machine quilting is practice, practice, practice, so maybe you should try some stitches on a sample sandwich first. Good luck!

Kit Robinson

shannon said...

what the others said, plus this: what about echoing/repeating some of the lovely curvy ribbon lines elsewhere?
you could take your photo, and print copies and doodle on those to decide on quilting patterns -- saves picking stitches, and starts the muscle memory.
looks wonderful -- good luck!

Sherryl said...

Thanks all for the wonderful comments. I think I will print out some photos and draw on them to see what I can come up with that I think I can do without ruining it. I can echo quilt and I can do some basic stippling and meandering. I cannot do "designs". I will also do some practice on a sandwich.

Jill Smith said...

I was just going to say the same, do you need to quilt it as its beautiful, l am a textile artist and teacher and l don't quilt but l do quilt art which sounds wrong but in yours if l did any machining i would just do lines across but wide apart and maybe do it in a transparent thread.
It is beautifll and quilt art some times only wants a little stitching and some a lot but yours just a little,

jenclair said...

Lovely! The blue ribbons make it dance. Quilting stitches don't talk to me either...I never know how to go about making the quilting ADD to the piece.

Sherryl said...

Thanks . I finally finished the quilting and I did not screw the thing up...However, I will never win any awards for the quilting part!!! The only way quilting is going to add anything to my pieces is if some professional does it for me.