Sunday, April 25, 2010
If At First You Don't Succeed......
This was my first and last attempt at quilting with suede. It has no stretch. And I knew that. But still I had to try. You can see by the pictures above that there were bumps and lumps. I even tried different quilting, and then I just sketched for fun.
I should have realized when my design process was taking so long that it was time to stop. Sadly, I didn't listen to my muse. But this is definitely one of those times when things didn't work out.
Usually I would be quite upset that I had spent all that time putting together a design, a top, and the time to quilt it. This was the perfect ending to my week. I had taken my youngest to the hospital for two emergency visits, and we were sent on both times to the super hospital 2 hours away. Both times were in the middle of the night. Now we are awaiting a surgery date, and we have been put on a fast track schedule.
So having this quilt not turn out... really in the scheme of things, is just a hiccup.
And on a positive note, I did some more painting. The green fabric is one that I hand dyed then stamped on. I am really happy with it, and already have plans for it. Rest assured, it is cotton!