Saturday, July 15, 2006

Queen Anne's Lace

Here are the first stages of this project. Instead of randomly piecing the background as I first intended, I tried Ruth McDowell's idea of making piecing lines indicate stems, using templates to plan the piecing. Of course, she pieces in the details too, but as I'm not going to do that, I'm not sure what if anything the complicated piecing adds to the effect. But I consider it practice. The "flowers" are just various attempts to get the QAL look. I think the large one is fairly successful although it needs to be larger to serve as the focus flower. (When I asked my son what the flower looked like, he said "A rock with flowers on it," and my husband said, "A doily.") Argh.

It's great to be sewing again!


Patti said...

Don't listen to them - it looks great! I'm eager to see how it will look when it's finished.

AnJaka said...

Great Work!!!
this is a good link you can refer Art Collection

Kay said...

Anjaka, I couldn't get your blog to open. Thanks for the kind comment and for the link. I like these comments on the continuing "what makes quilting art?" controversy.

Allison said...

I know from experience that while husbands and sons are wonderful creatures, we cannot depend on them for the kind of feedback we want on our quilt art projects!

You are off to a fabulous start here and I can't wait to watch this piece develop.