I am going to do something very brave in a moment and show you a picture of a nearly-finished quilt which makes me cringe to look at. Maybe that sounds odd to you, and I'm not sure exactly why I feel that way myself - if it's something with the layout, or just because I'm not real keen on the pink/green colour scheme. Maybe it's just because it doesn't capture the lightness/freedom I set out to achieve. I can see that the bottom edge needs a serious look at, and several faces need tweaking - that's not such a big deal and I would have done that already if I was happy with the rest of the quilt. Phil was pushing me to enter this into QuiltWest, but I just don't feel comfortable with that when I'm not happy with the finished quilt.
I'm curious if you see something obvious, or subtle that would improve it. Anyway, here it is:
For a while now I have had thoughts in relation to this quilt which involve some nice sharp sewing scissors :). This morning a new idea formed in my mind involving paint, textured fabric, text, and embroidery in addition to the scissors... I will let that idea germinate for a while and see what develops! I haven't done anything too drastic with a (nearly) finished quilt before, but have often pondered (and threatened) the idea of deconstructing/reconstructing an average quilt into something more exciting. Maybe this is my opportunity!
Above is one of my early thoughts in regard to this quilt. Does it look better as a triptych?
(By the way, the dimensions are roughly 90cm by over 2m, just to help picture it.)