|Laurel Burch Cats |
to Cousin Karen
The Challenge piece is coming along. I am happy with the quilting. But there was some self doubt. I talked about that in a prior post. Of course it is not solved! But I wanted to let you know that we all have these feelings.
I am in a small fiber group with some really impressive artist friends. Way above my level! And they still bring pieces in to the group and say, Does this look good to you? Is there more I need to do to it? Did what I already do enhance the piece?
Most likely the question will be, What is wrong with this piece? They have come to a place where they are unsure.
So in that vein, I sent photos to Carol aka Landscape Lady. I am always amazed with her drive and her talent. She seems to say, I want to do a dog, this is the photo, here are the perfect fabrics, and here is my beautiful finish!
Anyway, she gave me some great suggestions, But best of all, she encouraged me. I have seen people look at someone's quilt and the only things they can say are the stuff that is wrong with it; she didn't use my favorite fabrics and I don't like her choices, the pattern is not in tune with her piecing (yes I have actually heard that one!), she needs to learn a 1/4 inch seam, too plain, too complicated.
And look, you can stand in front of my piece and whisper that to your friend, but I still hear it in your body posture and lack of positive statements.
|Amish Butterflies for my mother|
Thank you Carol, I do appreciate you! A lot!