Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Drawing breath and a New York state mini finish - Building Blocks Tuesday

I feel like I am finally able to draw breath - well, at least one or two.  The quilt show for the mountain guild is over.  I was unable to attend (thanks to the kids), but I heard it was a smashing success!

I was not able to finish all of my projects for the show, but I did finish up my last state mini quilt.  This is New York.

New York state mini

It did not turn out exactly how I envisioned it, but done is done.  I think what I don't like about it are the quilting lines of the face.  I am no good at drawing faces, so I really didn't know what to do there.  I knew it needed something, but I didn't have the bravery to quilt the dickens out of it like I've seen other quilters of faces do.  My poor Lady Liberty just looks a little tired, and maybe hungry (or is that just me?).

Ah, well, it would be pretty boring if we didn't have things to try to improve on, right?

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen



4 comments:

  1. Lady Liberty looks fine but we're always our own worst critics right?

    Take a look at this book, find things you like, and then add more to the liberty face.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Art-Quilt-Portfolio-Portraits-Galleries/dp/1454703512/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412095136&sr=8-1&keywords=People+%26+Portraits+Profiles+of+Major+Artists%2C+Galleries+of+Inspiring+Works+Sielman%2C+Martha

    Good luck!

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  2. I think Lady Liberty is fantastic! She looks regal :)

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  3. You go!! I am intensely intimidated at the thought of doing faces, too, but you went ahead and did it. She looks good, too! I don't think she looks tired. :)

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  4. Faces are a nightmare, but you've done a fab job, really realistic! Well done

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