Monday, February 8, 2010
Can I make a good quilt a Great quilt?
I designed this quilt a while ago.
I am not pleased with it. I am considering a variety of ideas to improve it.
Sometimes no matter what you do a piece it just doesn't work. I'm hoping that will not be the case with this quilt.
Do I use paint, pencils or ????????????
Stamping, stenciling or screen printing on it?
I don't think it needs embelllishment with "stuff".
Could I use my Embellisher and add texture?
How about hand stitching?
Will quilting alone solve the problem?
Should I use matching or contrasting thread when I quilt it?
Is the problem value?
Is the problem almost equal amounts of each color?
Does it need more light? More dark?
Does it need more emphasis on layers? Movement?
What if I used some tulle for an overlay on part of it?
What I am doing as I create this post is brainstorming ideas - a thing I often do. As I write more thoughts and ideas come to me - some good, some mediocre and some just plain useless!
I really won't know if what I chose to do will work until I do it.
Stay tuned - it may be a while before you see this again, but I WILL come up with a solution - good or bad.
Even though the quilt still needs work it can make a great puzzle. Enjoy!