... when you hate the result of your efforts?
I wasn't sure about that bird quilt. I overdid the quilting of the background around the first birds. While working on, I'm quite pleased with the latest parts (working from inside out).
I pieced an old red fabric to have a base. This will be covered completely.
I found that my method of working reminds a lot of the way Jude works. It would be embarrasing to be copying her, and my abilities are way behind. I hope to find my own distinct style. Hand quilting always looks similar. And as she does, I don't plan a quilt, I let it grow.
In the upper left corner there is a painted bird. I guess I'll do some more of that kind (sorry, Rayna...). This textile paint is not as stiff as the acrylics I used before and allows hand-quilting -- which is addictive, I agree! I think I'll be adding more painted and printed parts like the two roadrunners in blue frame.
It is a real slow cloth. Of course, I wasn't getting on during vacation. So when I have time now, I add a piece, and in the evening when sitting with my hubby, I enjoy quilting by hand and listen to the stories being told by the TV, giving the set a glance from time to time. I found out that in most cases you don't have to watch a lot to follow. The Hollywood ritual and the music indicate precisely when it is time to watch.