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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Quilties...

In this mornings post I received a quiltie from Jan as part of the Getting to Know you swap on Unlimited Textiles Yahoo group. It is just beautiful - thanks. It came together with a beautiful card (sorry photo turned out a bit dark).The problem is though seeing this beautiful quiltie has made me realise that I am not a quilt maker or even a quiltie maker - Mine come out harder and flatter even though I have doubled the amount of wadding/batting! I think I should stick to embroidery - raised with texture and wadding occasionally but not waste the good material that wadding/batting is to squash it flat again. I'm sure I am doing something wrong despite reading many quilting books. My latest attempt is better (measuring 5" x 5") below.... and you can just make out the texture of the bumps but it is still relatively flat. I GIVE UP! (for now at least!!)

8 comments:

Carol said...

OoH this is gorgeous, i love it hard and flat or not.

Jacquelines blog said...

I agree with Carol, Anna, don't give up. Maybe you're stitching is too close to one another, then it becomes flat. Give it some more space between the stitches.

SuZ said...

well Anna, just call it an "Art Quilt" ... VBG ... almost anything goes in that catagory!

seriously, it's a beauty...I don't think you have anything to worry about...just do what your muse wants you to do ... that's what being creative is all about !!!

Homeleightigger said...

Jan's gift to you is just gorgeous Anna - lucky you. I think your quilty looks fabulous - are you always so hard on yourself? You give so much pleasure to others just to see what you are doing - why give up - it's just brilliant. Val

Susan D said...

I think we can be our own worst enemies sometimes can't we. Don't give up with the quilties Anna, I agree with everyone else and where's it written in stone that they have to be light.

Alis said...

Don't you dare give up!
You are far, far too hard on yourself.
I am the proud owner of Anna's quilt and it is every bit as good as it looks.
Well, even better actually.

Oh and it is not hard and flat! ;0)

Susan said...

Hi!
Who ever said that hard and flat aren't right? I think your quilties look fantastic! Don't give up...keep going!
Thanks for sharing!
Susan

marion said...

I don't think you're doing things 'wrong'...just different. Personally, I prefer hard and flat, and much of my work is made that way through choice.