Question for the community: show your work or hide it? I was thinking about this all morning as I edited photos and put the final touches on the #starburstmacaronquiltpattern . Here's my dilemma: when you make something by hand you can try your hardest to show all of your work or you can try your hardest to hide all of your work. I'm talking specifically about hand stitching and particularly with regards to appliqué in this instance. I love both but I tend to use visible stitching because it adds texture that I love. But sitting here editing pictures, I notice tiny inconsistencies and I think, 'Oh, guess I can't use that photo, stitching isn't perfect.' But why not? I don't profess to be the best hand stitcher in the world and I love the human quality non perfect stitching adds to my work (which is why I spend a bazillion hours hand stitching every quilt I make!). So then I always think, just do invisible stitches so you don't have to worry about it. But then I think that I don't want what someone else might think to inform my design choices. And then I am right back where I started. Ugh.
I know it sounds crazy but right before I share a picture of something I make or send a quilt or work of art to a show, I imagine someone older than I (always a woman in my mind, sorry guys, I know you quilt too!) who's been quilting or sewing for three times as long as I have been looking at the picture I post or work of art and thinking, 'Who taught her how to sew? Those corners don't match up exactly and her stitches are not even!' I know this imaginary person is a complete mental fabrication but she can sometimes have a pretty big impact on my work and what I put out into the world. Is this lady haunting anyone else???
I’ve been intrigued with making circle quilts for some time.... so here we are...after sifting through and adapting various techniques....I’m happy with this cheery quilt top...all ready for quilting! Can’t help but feel so many possibilities with this.
Оказалась моим спасением😍
Учась в школе народных ремесел лоскутному шитью, нас учили делать самостоятельно косую бейку, ну и я до сих пор продолжаю ее делать для окантовки пледов✂️
Тут решила купить и попробовать готовую бейку, и поняла, как же это упрощает работу, экономит время💕
Единственный минус в том, что в магазина мало расцветок😞
Может кто-нибудь знает, где огромный выбор расцветок косой бейки?
Some people seem to know you, even when you’ve never met in real life. Kim of @lelandavestudios aligns this quote with a poignant post about looking inward for leadership, grounding, connecting and remain sane as an artist. Oh and not to mention my sun sign and my age wrapped up in the whole thing. I’ve lost a lot of my superstitious sense with age, but something tells me the stars are aligning in a new way 🌟 Read the full interview at The Creativity Project. Link in profile.
Repost from @lelandavestudios...
I heard recently that we are living in the Age of Aquarius✨. While this is apparently up for debate🤷🏻♀️, one supposed characteristic of this new age is that we no longer are looking externally for leaders to guide us. Instead, we must accept that we already have the knowledge and wisdom that we are seeking — within ourselves💖. This shift from external to internal leadership is quite a transition, and can be a cause of unrest as we learn new ways of being. But we can all come back to craft to GROUND us, CONNECT us, and keep us SANE. Whether or not you believe in guidance from the🌟 , there’s no debate that craft keeps us grounded and connected👭👫👬. And there’s also no debate that you should check out this week’s interview with Scarlet Sparkuhl Delia @scarletkumquat🙌🏻 on Week #41 of The Creativity Project! Link in profile👆🏻 #thecreativityproject2018#52weeksofcreativity#52interviewsin52weeks#lelandavestudios#modernquilting#makersmovement#scarletkumquat#starsalign#ageofaquarius#maker#quilt#mother#leadership#inward
The thing I miss most about living on the east coast is Autumn. Well, just having seasons, but the Fall in particular. There was nothing better than waking up to a crisp clear day and seeing so many yellows and oranges and reds with sunshine filtering through each leaf. This is looking to be my line up for Color Glide - Autumn. All Michael Miller as I feel they have a bit more depth than other solid ranges in certain hues, especially in the teal range.
We had a super fun show and tell today!
Not all projects are pictured because sometimes we share things that are going to be a surprise, like our charity quilt blocks.
If you aren’t already following our member @megancollins_a , you totally should because she has some surprises she will be sharing soon.
If you aren’t tagged in these pics, please tag yourself and comment below which quilt was yours!
Thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing the modern quilt love! 💕