Thursday, April 8, 2010


So have you ever tried to get a particular look--really struggled with it--and then realized that you did in fact succeed without even knowing it.

For those who have been following my struggles making this big quilt, you will know I was trying to get the effect of curved hills. I played lots of games with piecing and color shadings to get the overall look until I was ready to just admit that the colors of the quilt were great and that it was time to move on.

Silly me!!!

 Looking at the close-up snapshot of the quilt I posted yesterday I realized I did get the feeling of motion and curves that I was seeking. The quilt in the picture is hanging almost flat--the movement and folds is due to the piecing--not to how it is hanging.

Now I can't wait to get the piece to my photographer to get its official portrait so I can learn what I did and how to take it to the next step. Let me raise my cup of coffee as a toast.


  1. It really does look like it is peaking up along that main joining seam... if it is laying flat, you did a great job with optical illusion!

  2. Thanks Robin--I can't wait until i have it displayed at my photographer's when I can see the entire quilt from a distance. I do think the optical illusion is there.