Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Seeing My Mistakes

       Taking pictures of my pieces throughout the process doesn't come naturally for me yet. I always have to stop myself and shoot a picture. Sometimes the mistakes are glaring and other times subtle. I think that actually downloading them to the computer takes it a step farther and I see even more mistakes. Today's piece is a great example.


The purple border at the bottom of the quilt is not at all right-it looks out of place and stops the quilt right there.


Rotating the quilt didn't solve the problem either. Guess I better keep going and take it off to see what might look better ! It's a reminder to always use my camera BEFORE I sew



Happy Sewing, my friends!

3 comments:

  1. its a strange phenomenon...i rarely make art without taking pictures and looking at it on the computer. something about seeing it not in 'real life' makes the obvious glaring.
    cool you are able to see what works and doesn't this way.

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  2. I agree; it is easier to see problems on the camera, even better printed out or on the computer. I find the best thing is to do all that then hang the finished quilt on the wall! I really see what works and what doesn't. Of course it is too late to change it (!) but I sometimes find something I wasn't sure about turned out to be something I really like. (Maybe that purple is too straight?)

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  3. Paula-now I just have to get in the habit of doing it.

    Gail- I think you might be right. I don't have much fabric left -I'll see what I can do.

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