Friday, June 10, 2011

Twinkle quilt cont.
It was supposed to be a twin size, but it has grown.  This is it so far, just the layout of the blocks, and not quite all of them because they drape down onto the floor!  How big is it?  Just a few inches in both dimensions LARGER than the twin sized batting I bought.  Hmmm.....Options?  I thought of removing a row off the top and one along the side....easy enough to do, and it would give me extra blocks to make a pillow sham.  This is tempting, because it would fit her bed, and the batting.  I also thought of buying a bigger batting and leaving it as is.  After all, she is going to be a TALL girl (and I'm not kidding here!), and it would be nice to be able to wrap her whole grown up self up in this delicious quilt made by her momma!   What are the odds that what she likes at 10 years old, she will like at 20 years old??

And while this photo is not particularly bad, once again it fails hugely to convey the feeling you get standing in front of this beauty.  Is it like that with all fiber, or all art?  Do you get a different feeling standing in front of the Mona Lisa, so close as to see the brush strokes, than you do looking at an image of it in a book or on the web?


Jo said...

I love your work - you are so inspiring! - I think it's the same with fiber art because rarely do photographs do it justice (since most material soaks up the light); as for the Mona Lisa, you can actually see her better in photographs...first of all, security being what it is, you can't get close enough to see the brush strokes anymore and with the bulletproof glass in front of it, there is always a glare from wherever you are standing...I was truly disappointed...but the feeling of actually being in the Louvre - can't be matched. If it takes your last dime, it needs to be done.

Susan T said...

I think she will still love it when she is 20 & 30 & .... Make it as big as possible - just get a bigger batt! It is beautiful and will cheer up her room.

Diana said...

you can piece the batting [tutorials available if you haven't done it before]

or get a bigger batt

this beauty is worth the cost and effort.