Monday, June 20, 2011

Okay, I like it better now

While the grid that I'd created was almost exactly as I had planned on paper (I liked it at that point), I really didn't like the end result. I kept adding thread work which is usually a really good thing to do. This time it disappointed on so many levels.

I had even gone so far as to add beads to the centers of some of the flower-heads, disobeying my own personal adage about embellishment. You know, usually it is an effort to cover poor design (hmmmm). And my grandmother's favorite "after you get all dressed up with your bracelets, earrings, scarves, etc. and you think you look good, take one thing off."

In the end I pulled off the beads and tore out the extra thread-painting and let it sit on my design wall over the weekend. Today I had an idea. Freeform flowers cut from painted fabric. Now I like it.

It's titled "View from Vincent's Window".


  1. I like it! Good choices all the way around. Sometimes stepping back and re-evaluating is a good thing. Other times, not so much.

    But either way, this piece works!

  2. Hi Diane,
    It's Sharon from Scribble Collage. I think this quilt is lovely. I particularly love the small squares at the top and the sense of space they create as the objects get larger.

    And I love the flowers. It was nice to meet you this weekend.