What Should I Do?
I sun printed a few fabrics in the spring and used them to make a wall hanging that I planned to enter into a show at the Springville Museum of Art.
I was pushing the deadline, as usual, but still could make it if I could just get the quilting done.
Part way in, the threads started breaking.
I was trying to quilt tight and over a lot of seams.
Why do I always make things so difficult for myself?!?
I didn't like the stitching and decided the quilt wouldn't be done in time at the rate I was going so I threw it aside. The show has now come and gone but yesterday I thought that perhaps I could finish the piece for another show.
I picked up the quilt and decided it just needed easy quilting.
Lots of lines.
I was done quickly!
I like this quilting much much better.
If only I had done that to begin with!
It is hard to tell from this photo but now I have two very different types of quilting on this piece. I feel that the squares I quilted in the beginning look terrible compared to the lines.
The quilt police would not be happy at all.
So now the question is:
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
1) Bind it and call it good.
Throw the quilt police's opinion out the window.
2) Pick out all the small stitching and redo it in lines.
I'm willing to do that if it would make the quilt look better and make it pleasing to the quilt show police.
3) Cut the offending quilted middle bit out of the quilt altogether and piece it back together.
4) Here's a radical idea. Paint over the top of it and use this as a background for something else entirely!
So, what do YOU think?!?
I need help people!