Thanks for comments on yesterday's post - I discovered the note writer - turns out it was my daughter!! :-) one of my biggest fans!!
As I often do I have joined yet another yahoo group and we will be making a quiltie in a getting to know you swap. I have wanted to make an art quiltie or even an art quilt for some time so I thought I'd have a small practice. I use a lot of coffee to dye fabrics and paper so what better to illustrate myself than a quiltie made with coffee dyed fabrics.
I did the pre-requisite top layer and added some thick wadding (batting) and the bottom layer then on the first one I machine stitched. I also added some hand stitching and beads. I then backed it and edged it with matching fabrics. It turned out more like a pancake than a quilt - unless flattish and thin is what a quilt should be like...... So attempt number 2 - same design, same fabrics but only hand stitched through all the layers before backing and edging - still rather pancake like.
What am I doing wrong or is this correct for a quiltie? If it is correct I'm not sure I want to waste my time and money on the sandwich - I can get this effect without paying for wadding/batting!!
OK I'll try again - one last time before tell myself I can't make quilties and go back to my other more textural art forms.