Monday, August 18, 2008

Reducing My Quilting Footprint

Normally when cutting my quilting cotton, I keep pieces 1" square or larger. Anything narrower, I have felt total freedom in tossing. Well, now I don't have to throw out even the tiniest shreds. Why? Yuki, that's why. Look what she's been up to:
This is made up entirely of little shreds. Yuki spreads out layers of shredded fabric over batting to create a picture. She then lays a piece of netting over the whole thing and quilts it. Amazing, no?

And yet I have a story of injustice to a talented quilter: She made another incredible quilt. Aargh! I didn't take a picture. But take my word for it: it was bee-yoo-tee-full! Pink, white, and yellow roses made in a crazy quilt fashion surrounded by a ribbon completely made from quilting thread. The whole thing looked three-dimensional. She showed to to some proficient quilters who hardly said a word about it.
  • "Did you see my rose quilt?"
  • "I saw it."
What in the world? I mean this is an incredible work of art. We are a community and must support each other. And quilters, I think, are the only ones who really understand what goes into something like that.

The only thing I can think is that these were traditional quilters who couldn't wrap their minds around art quilts. I can understand walking past the art quilts in a show when your focus is traditional, but at a friend's house? Here is my remonstrance: play nice!

1 comment:

Colene said...

Wow! That is incredible! Very talented lady this Yuki