Tuesday, August 22, 2006

CHINESE QUILT CLOSE-UP

This is just a teaser. I will post the whole quilt later!

I wanted to post a close-up of the workmanship on this quilt. I can't decide if they don't know about matching seams or if they are into that wonky look. What do you think? Note that the center of each block holds a little stuffed insect. Yes, we have spiders, tarantulas and many unidentifiable bugs. I think I will just love this for what it is and not try to understand it. I had trouble with Gee's Bend also. I am having touble catching up on everyone's blogs. There is so much going on out there! Also, I am having trouble finding time to work on Judy's project. I have 12 Shoo Fly blocks done without the little border of squares. I want to put it on my design wall, but that is full of the goofy geese project. So I spent today sewing those blocks together. I can't wait to get it together and move on. I think it is turning out really cool, I just need to finish the top and move on. There will be a photo soon! I have classes scheduled for fall and need to write supply sheets and pattern directions! Ugh! It is such a pain! Making the quilts is the fun part. Teaching is fun. Writing the directions is not fun. I just need to focus. Wow, my head hurts just thinking about it.

5 comments:

quiltpixie said...

love the quilt picture... seems intentional that the seams dont match to me...

Linda_J said...

well, intentional or not it is interesting. Gee's Bend, hard to say too--improvisitional or just plain don't match either by chance, lack of skills or don't care?? It is art is the experts say it is art? Who knows?

Did you know they are coming out with Gee's Bend stamps in just a few days? August 24 release, I think

Dawn said...

I think the blocks are suppose to be that way! I can't wait to see the whole quilt! And I'm excited about the Gees Bend quilt stamps! I hope I can get some!

Libby said...

I think the blocks were intentionally made this way. I don't really understand the bug part -- maybe when we see the whole quilt?...

Hanne said...

It does look like the blocks are done wonky - and not. They sure are special.
Good luck with the class papers.