Friday, September 26, 2008

Quilting at Midnight



Rule # 25 - Quilting at Midnight - NOT A GOOD IDEA.


Company is coming tomorrow and I had 2 projects to finish before I packed up my sewing machine for the weekend. Here is the "Pear" quilt finished and ready to go the the quilt show. I was too tired to notice I was backing myself into a corner and too tired to care. I finished the quilting with one mistake. I decided to leave it in to remind me to always have a clear head when I start a project no matter how great or small. I have to admit this is not like me. I usually rip out mistakes and fix them, but this quilt was a practice piece. It was an exercise to learn how to create light and shadow while reproducing a photograph. On the brighter side, I love my new King Tut thread. It quilted like a dream and looks beautiful on this piece.
Rule #26 - "If you have to rip out a seam more than 2 times the seam is perfect the way it is." I use this rule often so I don't get too obsessed with perfection.

9 comments:

bindu said...

I don't know anything about quilting, so I have no idea what mistake you are talking about - I see none! It looks gorgeous!

Robyn said...

I agree with Bindu. Gorgeous quilt and gorgeous colours!

Jude said...

Thank you, I'm feeling alot better.
This quilt is wonderful, I love it.
We all have to live with small mistakes,otherwise, well, can you imagine, chaos!!!!

Gwen Buchanan said...

did you also dye the fabric for this very painterly quilt? lovely...

Shelley at Mermaids Purse said...

I love the green against the orange background and the thread looks gorgeous!

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Laney said...

beautiful quilt Chris. I don't see any mistakes.....all in the eye of the beholder. The colors are just gorgeous.

Lynn said...

I can't see the mistake either. Which corner? Huh? It looks fine. I am a quilter of art quilts and therefore there are no mistakes, its just part of the art! You must KNOW that?! ;-)
This is a wonderful shadow of the pear!

amandajean said...

what an impressive piece! I love it.