Monday, February 7, 2011


This quilt has still been haunting me. First I cropped it.

 Then I decided to try something I'd read that Laura and Linds Kemshall do. Take acrylic paint and a roller and apply the paint to the top of the quilt with a light brushing.
The light brushing didn't do much, so I kept adding layers.

I still didn't like it and decided to try black paint.

It's still a quilt I don't like, but I did try to fix it and will now be free of it by trashing it.


Roberta said...

You are very brave to do that to all that hard work.

Suztats said...

Gutsy move. Too bad it didn't work out for you. What about cutting it up for fabric ATC's or postcards?

Vicki W said...

Usually I would say that you have nothing to lose so keep working at it. But sometimes you really hate a project (or I do anyway) and it's a better feeling to just throw it in the trash! So, I say if throwing it out makes you happy then that's what you should do. The first time I gave myself permission to trash a project it was a wonderful feeling!

Sue said...

I think that cutting it up and applying it to or mixing it with another fabric might still do some good.. It does look a bit military/camoflage-ish at the moment But maybe you have had enough of it anyway.

Doreen G said...

I rather liked it with the white paint.
Personally I think it's the dark colours that are the problem.
But like people have said-you have nothing to lose whatever you do.
Just had an idea @@@--if you are going to toss it out in the end why not spray some bleach over it and see what happens.

Gina said...

I understand the feeling you're having but I'd go for more experimenting like Doreen suggested. Perhaps put it away for a few months and see what inspirations hit you when you look at it again. I'd try cutting it up and adding another color in grid pattern. But if you've decided, then farewell quilt!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

you know I say that if it feels like you've done all you can and you're ready to let it go then go for it!

Cassie said...

Don't trash it! Save it for something later on, eventually it will inspire you - I like the comment obout ATC's or postcards. No creative endeavor is ever waisted time:)