Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I made this quilt top with some pieces of Japanese fabric that were sample lengths of kimono fabrics. I combined them with a hand dyed gradation in blues.
Now - for those of you who love to hear about my quilting problems!!!!!!!!
I quilted in the ditches along the grid lines. Then I was planning on quilting diagonally from each strip pieced area to the adjacent one. In fact, I did do some of it and had to take the stitching out.
For some reason that didn't work as it wasn't equal in each direction. I have put it aside and know I will have to do some free motion quilting in the squares and border to make it work.
I have to admit I DO NOT like to free motion quilt if I have to follow any type of pattern that is on the fabric.
As I look at the photo I realize what a great quilt this is. I will have to face up to what I have to do and finish this quilt.
This is the same thing I've said before "When you put something away for a period of time and then get it out again you look at it in a brand new light". I'm glad I waited and didn't compromise on the finishing of this piece.
When I went to the Anderson Arts Center yesterday I peaked in the gift shop. There were some gorgeous things in there. Tonight's puzzle is a large bowl I loved.