Monday, January 17, 2011
Problems with Quilting Stitch
After weeks of procrastinating, delaying, going into my studio and looking around and walking out again I finally started machine quilting on a piece that has been done for months. Quilting is by far the hardest part of my work. I have problems deciding the design that I'm going to do and I'm not comfortable with my ability to quilt it as I would like.
In general when I get started the design falls into place and works out well. The piece that I'm working on now has had me stumped for months because it is a new technique for me.
You will see that the large design is a blended photograph that I printed in banners and sewed into a large piece. In this photo I am over painting on parts that I want to recess into the background. I want to enhance the design, not cover it up, yet there are parts that I want to stand out.
Having the problem with the thread yesterday gave me another excuse not to work on the piece. I work in my studio everyday unless I am away from home so not wanting to go in there to work is a real new thing for me.
I'm hoping it's the weather, time of year and I get over this soon. I don't like it.