14 April, 2009

"Let's Talk" Tuesday...

I've gone back to the notebook that I used last week for this week's topic question.

What do you consider the most intimidating quilting technique, but would still like to give it a try?

After saying last week that traditional quilts are my favorites, it seems contradictory to admit that I'd love to learn how to draft and execute an art quilt using perspective and depth in an ultra-contemporary design; one that incorporates spheres and pyramids. I will find myself standing at shows, blown away by those types of quilts and thinking: "how did they think of that, how did they do that?"

...and sew, "let's talk"...
Life is Good!

23 comments:

Connie W said...

I don't do curved piecing, so that might fit the category. Machine piecing Y-seams too. Actually I don't really have a strong desire to do either at this time but might someday.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Probably running a long arm machine...but then again I don't have room for one! Or curved piecing...haven't had a need for that yet (love my fusible web!)

:-)

sewinggeek said...

I would like to learn how to do landscapes from photo's that I love. Also I would like to learn how to freemotion quilt. I have tried to freemotion with limited sucess. I just haven't invested enough time into learning either

Nane said...

CURVES, tried them, and got so frustrated that I had to remind myself that quilting is suppose to be something that I find enjoyment doing...so it would really take a stunning pattern for me to try them again. I do want to make a Mariner's Compass someday.

Carrie P. said...

Curves!!

Domestic Designer said...

I really want to learn to operate a long arm quilting machine. I am hopeful that maybe that is in my future...fingers crossed!:-) Have a great day!

nannergirl said...

I'm going with applique. I just love seeing it but I've never tried it.

LauraQuilts said...

Thread painting. Those art-y things. I don't know how they do it and really, I'm not sure I want to know. I'm so far behind as it is . . . .

Michelle said...

I don't necessarily consider this the most intimidating quilting technique, but it does intimidate me. I have always wanted to try a scalloped border.

Zlaty said...

I would like to learn how to do trapunto.

You always pick the best topics! Thank you!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Most intimidating for me? Intricately detailed paper piecing ~ I simply cannot bend/twist my mind far enough to work successfully in reverse . . .

Salem Stitcher said...

I think I have to go with trapunto too. I love how it looks but ooh, the thought of doing it makes me a little dizzy.

Meredith said...

copying antique french corded hand quilted quilts

paula, the quilter said...

I've done all the things mentioned here by the others, & I think the one thing that intimidates me is the intricate paper piecing. When it comes to that I always seem to redraw the pattern so I can do it in applique. Love applique and don't do enough of it.

meggie said...

I do that too! I stand in awe, at some of the beautiful creations, & think, what minds they must have!

Quilt Memories said...

I can't get this computer to send my coments, so just wanted you to know WG had a blast! Thanks for keeping up, see you soon. Thanks for hunting us up, I would have been sorely dissapointed if we had missed you guys.

Libby said...

Templates . . . . they are the bane of my quilting existence. If not for the rotary cutter and strip piecing, I don't know that I would be a quilter. I just can't seem to master templates *s*

Teresa said...

Without a doubt...free motion machine quilting. I just have so much trouble getting that tension right on the bobbin and then my curves always get the tension off too. Practice makes perfect, so they tell me.

quiltmom said...

Hi Debbie,
There are lots of techniques that I have almost no experience- with needle turn applique and hand quilting. Both of those things are pretty intimidating to me- the other thing would be drafting a pattern and doing portraiture like Charlotte Warr Anderson does- All of them are beautiful but would not be my techniques of choice and certainly are intimidating..
I don't mind curves, love paper piecing and strip piecing and really enjoy machine quilting..
Isn't it interesting how one person's love would be the last thing that another person's would choose.
What ever technique you choose, have fun and enjoy the process.
Regards,
Anna

Pam said...

I think "Art Quilts" are intimidating. The ones where you have to paint and glaze and lay down layers of thread and bits of paper and all those "artsy" things. I like to let the fabric I work with be my "art" and use it to make pretty things. I am NOT artistic at all.

Denise (Nour) said...

Scalloped borders - I have a top that would be great with scalloped borders but I'm too scared to try (afraid I'll ruin it)!

Denise (Nour) said...

Scalloped borders - I have a top that would be great with scalloped borders but I'm too scared to try (afraid I'll ruin it)!

*karendianne. said...

Since I had time, I did think this over. Right now, (don't laugh), anything with curves freaks me out!