Monday, October 01, 2007

Wrestling With Quilting Pictures, Plus a Tag

(Here to Name That Quilt? Go two posts down, to this one.)

Geez, getting a photo of quilting in a red-color area of a quilt is murder! The photos I posted yesterday, which were supposed to show the quilting on the Name-That-Quilt, did no such thing.

I try again. These ones look pretty good in their original 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution; hopefully as they are displayed here they will at least give you the IDEA of how the quilting looks.

Here's what it looks like on the back (with lots of orange threads sticking out that haven't been buryed yet).
Did that help? No? Oh well.

I've Been Tagged! Su Bee of "Pieces of Time." So I'm "it."
The game is to describe yourself with adjectives beginning with the letters of your name. Should be doable, let's give it a whirl...
M is for male. Which is not a particular distinction -- roughly half the planet shares this trait, and no I do not expect a medal. It is maybe significant in a quilting context, however.
I is for independent. I don't like following other peoples' patterns.
C is for color, um, "color-loving." I've always had a base-of-the-spine attraction to bright colors. I probably wouldn't be quilting if I didn't.
H is for historically conscious. This is becoming increasingly important to me, especially as I've started to take on some projects with blocks that were originally made decades before I was born.
A is for amateur. I do not claim to be an expert at this.
E is for equiangular. Phew! Had to get something in there that got across my enthusiasm for the basic simple shapes: squares, rectangles, and triangles.
L is for lines. I'm finally starting to get comfortable with the actual lines of quilting that finish a piece. About time.
And now I notice that nothing in the tag says that your adjectives have to be about quilting per se. Damn, that explains why it was so hard.

I guess I should keep the tag alive by offering it forward: Rebel? Quilty? Gl? Want in on this? Don't feel obligated on my account....


Rebel said...

Those pictures are a lot better, and the stitch pattern looks really cool from the back. Color me impressed! It'll be a while before I get to that level of quilting.

I'll accept your tag, but I'll have to think about it for a bit.

Katrina said...

Love the quilt! The colours are so rich and vibrant!

As for all the orange threads on the back . . . have you tried pulling your bobbin thread to the top before you start to quilt? This prevents all those thread nest on the back and gives a nice finish. To lock off the threads just take about 5-6 little tiny stitches. This is how I've always been taught to do it; then, you don't have to go back later and bury all those threads!