Monday, February 16, 2009

It's Still February

How can such a short month seem so long? Between the snow and physical therapy, I'd like it to end now, please. However, Mr. Cardinal has appeared several times, a hopeful sign. And, as you can see, the snow has melted. For now.

Meanwhile, I have been working on a couple of pieces with the SDA members' show in mind. This first one falls a bit short of the size requirement of 18" x 18" and I'm not sure I want to add more fabric on the sides, which it would need.

So, I've started working on another contender that is just about large enough to start with. I'm about 2/3 finished with the embroidery, and then I have to figure out what to do next, i.e., should I sandwich and quilt it or should I edge it and call it done? A sleeve has to be put on the back, and I don't like the idea of sewing one directly to the front. This quandary is coming up more and more as I seem to be making more "art cloth" rather than "quilts." Of course, time is of the essence, but so is the presentation. Decisions, decisions. Any thoughts?


sionwyn said...

the "sleeve on the back" thing often annoys me, because it really only works for quilts, and non-weird quilts at that. I wonder could you make a very plain wholecloth quilt the same size as your piece, put the sleeve on its back, and fix your art cloth to the front with something that appeals (tie, pin, stitch, rivet, whatever), just at the top if you like it to stay fluid. If you used something temporary you could always undo it after the show and hang it as you'd prefer - and keep the quilty for next time.

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