Over the years I have started many quilts I have not finished.
Some of them are a no brainer and I have abandoned them.
There are some I am still studying and deciding what to do with them.
I also have to decide if they are worthy of any more of my time.
I'll share a few of them with you.
This quilt uses some beautiful hand dyed fabrics.
I created it by free cutting the shapes.
It has a good beginning, but it needs more to make it work.
This started with pieces I cut off another quilt. I continued to play with it and add more free form piecing.
It DIDN'T work so I cut it into 5 or 6 smaller pieces and finished the edges and embellished each one. I thought they would work as smaller pieces mounted and framed.
I should have abandoned this when I cut it off the larger quilt that didn't work.
No matter what I did it just didn't work.
The problem is, when you work this way, you don't know until you try.
Sometimes you win big, and some times you lose!
This is another piece I am not sure is working.
As I look at this view of it I am thinking that maybe if I take off the lower two sections it MAY work.
In my opinion part of the problem with this is that the values and value contrasts are too similar throughout the quilt.
I do like the shapes I have created.
None of these projects need me to make a decision now. They are on the back burner.
I found another photo of this quilt and the first one I showed you was not complete.
Looking at this photo I see something I did NOT see in the other one.
If I take this apart so that I have 3 sections and make a triptych from them hanging them side by side I believe this WILL work.
They also will need some creative quilting.
Often the computer can make me see things I can't see "in the flesh".
I played with this in Corel Photo Paint and Corel Draw and I can now see what will happen if I do this. I think this is the solution to my problem. Of course it still will need the other important partner, creative quilitng to enhance the design.