Thursday, August 21, 2008

This and That

I've been cutting and piecing backings in preparation for some serious quilting that needs to be done around here.

I need some advice on this wallhanging though - any idea how this should be quilted? I'm reluctant to put a design on it as I don't want to detract from the 3D effect - should I crosshatch it? Any and all suggestions would be welcome.

Isn't it funny how your tastes change. I saw this wallhanging last year (I think) in my LQS and fell in love with it. I bought all the batiks to complete it and now when I look at it, I don't even like it very much, although this isn't a very good picture as it was hanging quite high on the wall and I couldn't get a good angle shot.

I may have said this before (my memory isn't what it used to be), but someone said quite recently that you should make any kits or fabric you buy for a specific project right away as the longer you have them, the more they lose their appeal. Very true.

I got the latest edition of Fons & Porter's 'Love of Quilting' today and I noticed they are going to bring our a new publication called 'Love of Knitting'. Just what I need - another magazine subscription...


Suzanne Earley said...

I think your flowers are very pretty, but I know what you mean. I have a fair amount of yardage that was bought for a specific purpose that has since been "repurposed" or moved into the general stash because I'm never going to use it for the original quilt.

Deb said...

neat cube Irene, and I love the fabrics! Tamping down he background will bring the cube forward and enhance the 3-D effect.Small crosshatching would certainly do that. You could also "ghost" quilted replicas around the background amongst the background fill to tie it together and further enhance the 3-D image. And ditch stich the cube. It is hard from the photo to guage size to know if sid would be enough quilting in the cube.

That's just one idea, I'm sure there are tons out there.
Whatever you do, it will look great! In fact it already does.

Bunny said...

Irene I love the cube, and if you just stitch in the ditch in the cube and around it then maybe do some stippling in the background this might just make it pop. I love the colors, and are we neighbours??