Tuesday, September 13, 2016

As Done As It's Going To Get...For Now

I am astounded by the work that I am producing in this class.  wow.  I didn't think the pots were distinct enough with my nose 18" from the quilt top, but in a photo?  I think I did all right.  wow.  The entire piece is hand appliqued, which makes me think that it needs hand quilting to complement it.  Or compliment it.  My hand quilting is better than my machine quilting, and this piece is only about 15" x 18" or thereabouts.  It shouldn't take forever to quilt, should it?

This is just the top.  I cropped the raw edges from the image.

If anyone is looking for a major challenge to get their creative juices flowing, I have to say that Katie Pasquini Masopust worked for me.  I never thought that I would still be hanging in there at Lesson #6, but here I am.  Six more weeks and three more lessons.  I got my money's worth way back on Lesson #2.  The rest?  It is icing upon icing upon icing on the cake.  Sweet!  :)

Then again, the next assignment is Abstract Landscape.  There's that "A" word again, the one that makes me cringe and want to curl up in a fetal position and suck my thumb.  Or not.  I do get a very visceral reaction to the word.  To say it's a struggle for me is to speak truth.  But to say that the struggle is good for me, is also to speak truth.  Let's hope I have something good to show for that enlightenment, when the next due date rolls around.  Goals are good!

3 comments:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Turned out great! Don't think I could handle the challenge myself, but am living the challenge through you. Abstract is a hard word for me too.

Can't wait to see what layer of icing you do next.

Franki Kohler said...

You're in the right class when you are being stretched and you like what you're doing! Just keep breathing and keep showing up.

sewmuchfun said...

Wow, that is awesome!