Have you ever made something you know isn't exactly "right," whatever that is, but you finished it up anyway, for better or worse?
Yeah, this is one of those things.
I realized some things as I went along, but just carried on. I'm okay with that because I know I'll look back in time, be it a month or five years from now, and know that I have learned since. It's like a progress marker kind of thing.
Gee, and you just thought it was a wall hanging. ;)
- I enjoyed paper piecing these diamonds by hand. It was a first for me, and I found it relaxing and a nice change of pace to do some "slow stitching."
- I don't think I would have the patience to make a whole quilt that way, however.
- I like applique. Again, the hand stitching is relaxing.
- As far as fabric choices, I probably picked the wrong print(s), the one with the parasols especially. The illusion loses something because the eye is drawn to those big green eyeball-y things.
- The background is not quite right. Too much of one color or value perhaps? A solid may have been better. I do like that batik though.
- Snakeskin print binding rocks!
- I see more illusion blocks/quilts in the future.
Straight-line quilting can be seen best from the back. Keeping it simple.
* * * * *More music to make you wanna dance, this new one by Justin Timberlake, who seems to be channeling Michael Jackson. I like it.