Monday, November 7, 2011

Sometimes, you just have to CUT!

Do you recall this little painted quilt I did a while back? It was a project I really enjoyed doing and was pleased with the painting and stitching on the blossom. BUT I was not at all happy with the composition or my colour choice in that blue background. I continued on though, I thought perhaps if I gave it a nice border and lots of quilting I might like it better, well I did NOT! and it has been stuffed into a drawer ever since. Last week I decided to do something with this. I chopped it up and put it in a frame. Now I see just the part I was pleased with and the rest has gone away.Since I was in a cutting mood I did a couple more snowflakes as Creative Prompt Project word responses.
#123 is Butterfly..........this made up of butterflies, flowers and cocoons
#128 is Candy, here I incorporated life savers, jelly beans, gum drops, wrapped candies, tootsie pops and rope licorice

15 comments:

Kathinca said...

Smart idea to cut up that quilt and frame it. It turned out really pretty! Wow on the snowflakes.

Clare Wassermann said...

and why not?

Jaye said...

Love the new look of your blog!

And cutting up the quilt was a bold idea. I love the closeup view of it in the frame. It really looks nice - much better without the border.

Your creative prompt responses are so creative! I love the lollipops in the Candy response!

connie said...

What a difference! It is beautiful!

I am also enjoying your snowflakes!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wow!

Vicki W said...

You did the right thing! It looks great cropped and framed.

Diane J. Evans said...

The quilt really DOES look better (didn't think it was possible for anything of yours to look better). And those cutouts are simply fantastic. The last one was so realistic that it made me hungry. There are quilts in them thar' flakes!

Diane

Bunny said...

Wow that turned out great. I have a quilt wall hanging that I made in a class and cut one side off... Took me a while to do it but it sure made the piece work.

Bunny said...

Wow that turned out great. I have a quilt wall hanging that I made in a class and cut one side off... Took me a while to do it but it sure made the piece work.

M-R said...

Wow, what a change! It was beautiful before, but the mat and frame help focus on the flower. Fabulous snowflakes!

Robbie said...

I love the 'new quilt' and it does look great but I'm really "lovin" your snowflakes!! wonderful! I did purchase the ebook of Sewflakes!! Thanks for recommendation!

Joan said...

All looks great to me Jill. Admire your strength :)

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Createology said...

I never would have thought to cut such a beautiful piece however now I really see the flower which is the showpiece...Brilliant dear. Your scissor work is stunning. Wonderful weekend to you...

Trish said...

Love the newly-framed quilt portion...a stroke of genius!

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