Thursday, September 21, 2006
Real quilters, avert your eyes
If the sight of a quilt-in-progress being mishandled makes you queasy, you might want to look away here. This is documentation of the current state of the Denyse Schmidt "What a Bunch of Squares" quilt. It's not pretty.
I doubt Denyse rolls her quilts, holds them in place with some bicycle clips, then kinda folds (wads) them up and puts them on a chair in the living room. With the needle just sticking out the top there.
Strange how it looks like a little creature is hiding in it. There isn't. It's just the poor quilt. Scrunched up. Maybe crying a little. Certainly wrinkling a great deal.
Here's a square that was suffocating in the earlier pictures:
Breathe, little guy, breathe. It'll be ok.
Maybe now, after really looking at these gruesome pictures, I'll try a different approach. Maybe unclip it? Fold it nicely? I was doing that before, but it seemed so, I don't know, labor intensive. (This from a person who is hand-quilting a queen-sized quilt.) Maybe I'll give it a hug and a sincere apology and call it a day.
Sorry, quiltie. I love you.
(Note: Quiltie has reacted to my apology with a shocking level of indifference.)