Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Last Seam

     I really wanted to put this piece away. But, I kept thinking and thinking about it. I will never really know until I just finish it. It may not be good or even great but honestly, it is in the completing of the design that I actually LEARN. And the sewing together of the top.

It started here. Random blocks that looked way too clunky for me. And dark. Didn't like it.


I had the whole piece up on the design wall and didn't like it. So, changed it up adding another border around these "blocks".


mmm...that didn't feel right either. cut some more.


Realize I have driven myself and my family crazy. Now, procrastinate and make a small piece out of the scraps.



And then get brave enough to start sewing it together-sewing numerous parts several times to get it to fit together. Finally, am down to the final seam.


Big clunky part on the lower left doesn't seam together right no matter what I try.


What a mess that I am afraid to cut in to. No -let me re-phrase that- I don't know what to do to make it work . Better recruit a friend  who is a better seamstress to give me some advice today.

This is quite the process that I am not sure I would tell anyone else but you how I got to this point. All this and I don't even like it. Really I don't at all. I just want to finish it. How crazy is that?

Now, maybe it just doesn't need to be quilted but that I am not deciding today. It's all a learning experience.

Be creative, my friends.

2 comments:

  1. Stick with it! I think you've got an interesting composition. Playing in Photoshop might help. Try cropping it so some pieced areas touch the edge. If you don't use Photoshop, use fabric to crop.

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  2. good suggestion to move some of the pieced areas to the edge. I don't need to like it but I want to resolve the compostion....

    too bad I sewed it all together without thinking about that first. :) unsew next....

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