Saturday, August 4, 2007

Such Is Life

I'd say it in French if I knew any :-)

I entered the challenge and my quilt was not selected. Never mind, I can now post a photo of the whole quilt. The title is "There's a Storm in the Air" and my Artist's Statement said "Light as air is, when the storm clouds are gathering the heaviness weighs one down." I used 2 layers of organza with Anglelina fibre as the middle layer. The quilt had to measure 150 cm long by 50 cm wide.
The good thing about entering a juried show is the critique, short though it was. The judges said "innovative use of layers of fabric, choice of fabric enhances the theme, beads may not be correct choice to embellish." I'm guessing they didn't like the beaded fringe along the bottom. At least I hope it was that and not the beading I used to indicate movement of the storm. Strangely enough the fringe was there because I thought the quilt needed some weight to hang properly. I never thought any further than that. So I am learning that everything on the quilt has to be part of the design. Onwards And Upwards!!

Look out for my next post. It will be my 100th (I promise this time) and I will have some goodies up for grabs.

8 comments:

catsmum said...

C'est la vie!

loulee1 said...

I love your quilt, beads and all! We all live and learn don't we?

meggie said...

It's the learning the puts the fun into living! Hang your quilt, & be proud of it.

Lisa Walton said...

Having received two rejection letters from Houston this week I know how you feel. As both of them have recently won prizes it is a little hard to understand but there is always another show.

little dresses said...

I have a surprise for you at my blog!

Shelina said...

I'm proud of you for entering, and for having a good attitude for not winning.

Lauri said...

Obviously these judges wouldn't know a good quilt if it slapped them in the face. This one is absolutely gorgeous, and I can't imagine it without the beads along the bottom...aside from the absolutely wonderful dye job on the fabric, I think those beads are one of the most important parts! (I also think you are right about it needing some weight at the bottom to hang properly.)

Anyway...this is my first time to your blog and, with this quilt being the very first thing I see, I'll definitely be back! Great job-you'd win my contest!

atet said...

Your quilt is lovely and it sounds like you are taking the critique in the right way -- as a learning experience!