Friday, August 17, 2007

How should I quilt this?


This is the quilt top I completed in my art quilt class. It's a pattern by Esterita Austin. How should I quilt it? I want to do it justice, after all it came out really good, IMHO.
My daughter says I should do a meander, but that doesn't seem right to me at all.
I've been working on my still life also. I've got most of the primary pieces fused together, but I'm having a problem with the background. It's suppose to be some stuff sitting on a table. I want to create the illusion of a corner of walls-two walls meeting behind the table, and I have some fabric that looks like wood but I can't seem to get the angle right. Should it be straight head on or should it be at an angle? I'm stumped.
Hopefully, inspiration will come. I'll try to get a picture later today. Maybe seeing it through the view finder will help.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh! It's so beautiful!
What about doing some pebbly bits here and there in the stones, lines through the stones that are kind of like cracks...and a dense fill in the 'mortar' areas? Lines out from your source of light 'illuminating' the other parts of the quilt? It's really beautiful and deserves custom quilting, for sure.
:)

Mary said...

I've been looking at a CD from Sharon Schambers and I can see using a variety of fills throughout the piece rather than an all over meander. Check out the photo to see the different fills she uses.

http://www.purpledaisiesllc.com/prodimages/Stipple-Basics.jpg

Mary said...

FYI I was a bit confused when I bought this CD - thinking it was a demonstration video. It's not but I'm still very happy with it. Here's the link to the CD.

http://www.purpledaisiesllc.com/proddetail.php?prod=SB#

Sonnja said...

Beautiful your Quilt!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Vicki W said...

I like the idea of enhancing the stones and quilting in the light source.

Jean S. said...

The quilt is stunning! For art quilts, I often follow the edges of the color and design within the fabric. That way it enhances the piece without distracting from the whole.

Carla said...

Love your quilt! I agree with the other posters that you must not do a meander on this... it calls for texture in the various areas.

If you post a picture at http://www.mqresource.com/index.php under the forum section called "Design Help Needed," you will get help from your fellow quilters with drawings directly onto the quilt image.