I've decided/realized that it's going to be a while before I'm able to get some good pictures of this quilt. For the most part it is done, but I really think it needs something more. That "something" would be beads. Will judges like it? You know what? I don't care if they do or not. It's something that I want to do. And so, although it is "done," it is not finished. Like I said, it's going to be a while.
So, for now, I will show you my quilt. It measures approximately 4' x 6'. The rafters in the middle are not very big at all. They are all pieced. The clock above the design wall gives you a sense of size. The quilt is blocking, so it is pinned to a grid and drying. Actually, it should be dry by now. I'll check it when I'm done here.
Here is a close-up of the rafters. Some of the pieces are 1/4" to the side. The hands are itty bitty, and all pieced. Only the paddles of the oars are appliqued.
I designed this quilt in a Ruth McDowell class in 2007, at Asilomar. I had a terrible time trying to draft the people. Ruth finally came to my table, studied my drawing for about 10 minutes, then drew lines. She is a genius. If you ever have a chance to take a class from her, don't be intimidated, just do it. It will blow your mind. In a good way. :)
Thank you for the comments on the tipping pictures. They had been taken straight on, I hadn't done anything to adjust them. I just tried to upload them and Blogger did the rest. It seems to go in cycles. I'll go for months without issue, then bam! bam! bam! I can't get anything to load correctly. I am very glad that today Blogger is in a good mood. I would have been pretty testy if these photos had flipped, now that I've finally taken them. Enjoy!!
Twirly Balls is finally done!
1 week ago