Friday, May 12, 2006

flickr-ing and the trouble with quilts


i love the rosebush in our backyard. the roses are so ruffly and not packed with petals.

i've now become one of those obsessed with flickr favorites people. i can't stop following the chain of favorites. clicking on someone's fave i like and then going to that person's favorites and on and on until i hit someone who doesn't have favorites. (they must not have discovered/fallen into the enchanting hole of flickr favorites yet.) i noticed that my favorites (which i often leave as a sort of screen saver on my computer since i think they're so beautiful) tend to have a lot of the same colors. they make me want to make a quilt. which leads me to the title of this post. flickr-ing and the trouble with quilts....

the trouble is, i make the tops and then i don't quilt them. my quilts are all about color and patterns and not about the quilting, which is not to say i don't appreciate the stitching of others' quilts. (i've mentioned her before, but she's worth mentionioning again, ANNA VON MERTENS! now that is some amazing stitching.) anyhow, i don't want the tops to pile up. i don't like unfinished projects. but the quilting hurts my neck, arm, back, etc. i know there are quilt shops that do the quilting for you. but these are little quilts and it seems silly to have them machine quilt a little quilt. i guess i'll just keep making tops for now and hope that someday i can just take my time with the quiltiing...

2 comments:

♥ joleen ♥ said...

I do that too!! Flickr favorites to flickr favorites.. :)

erica said...

wow, I should really go out in our backyard more often!! Those are pretty.