Additional Conversations – Completed

A quick follow up to to two posts in late October 2017: Additional on “Additional Conversations” and What’s on the Design Wall.

In late October 2017 I completed a quilt from recycled materials (denim, home decor, clothings, etc.) called Additional Conversations. My original plan was to hand quilt the piece, then my plan was to machine quilt the piece, and then growing inpatient and nervous on quilting a 59″ x 55″ denim quilt I turned it over the the long-arm quilter for “quilting by check”.

Well here is the completed quilt, I finished it with facing rather than binding:

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Additional Conversations (2017) by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

I’ve hung it my living/dining room area along with the other quilts that fill my living/dining room area:

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I appreciate the work by the long-arm quilter and I’ve decided that I am going to be more fearless in the future and quilt all my own art quilts from this point forward.

I had a specific vision for the finished quilt and I feel I could have realized it if I had quilted it myself. It is difficult to direct someone else to quilt a quilt in your vision as each person brings their own eye and perspective to a project when it is collaborative.

This experience has encouraged me to take more risks in the future and believe more in my abilities (and give myself the opportunity to learn and grow in those abilities)!

 

18 thoughts on “Additional Conversations – Completed

  1. marissthequilter says:

    What a gorgeous, bright quilt, Tierney.
    Hand quilting through thick fabric is not for the faint-hearted. If I may make a suggestion — if you start off with a smallish piece made from soft fabrics and with cotton batting, you may also fall in love with hand quilting.
    As you might know, I prefer to hand quilt and have never had a quilt professionally long-armed (another tick to the “model of self-restraint”?). I have been hand quilting for so long that it has become second nature and meditative relaxation time for me.

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    • tierneycreates says:

      Thanks Mariss and I have hand quilted (well my fake version of hand quilting) the recycled denim pieces “Recycled Love” and “The Recycled Road”. But these pieces were 18″ x 40″ so they were less daunting. I would like to become a proficient hand quilter on regular weight fabric – I love hand quilted quilts from traditional fabrics (as opposed to challenging recycled fabrics – ha!) Thanks for your comments 🙂

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  2. Melanie McNeil says:

    Very very good!

    As to fear, even if you quilt things yourself, as I do, it can take a lot to get over the fear. Trying “harder” designs always takes a deliberate decision to step off the edge. Usually it goes fine! And usually, even if it doesn’t, it’s okay! Most stitches can be unstitched if needed — as discouraging as that is, it’s really not a big deal.

    I believe you can do it! Next time… 🙂

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