Friday, December 02, 2011

Does This Bug You?

There is something about this quilt top that really bugs me. It has been sitting in my studio for a year and I just can not add a stitch to it. What is this design lacking?

The sky is way too vacant. It looks like the residents are abandoned on the lone prairie without a soul in site.The sun is beating down on them and the air conditioning is out. They are down to their last ice cube.
So I added some trees. There, I feel better. How about you?

20 comments:

The Belly Dancer said...

It loosa like a really cute house to me :) I really like the trees! Will you follow mr back?

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thanks!

Sequana said...

You know.....it does look vacant. Maybe it *needs* some bugs. Or some kind of actual life in it.

Gene Black said...

The first thing I noticed is that it isn't "wonky" like your designs that I like best. Then you added wonky trees! yaaay .....now can you put a cat in the window?

Barbara said...

Before the trees, your eyes were automatically drawn up the path to ... nothing. Adding the trees does away with that - very cute !

Janelle said...

I like it a lot better with trees. The sky was too empty. Now you can pretty it up with your stitching.

saraz said...

Just right but I agree that a sign of life would be good!

taiqi said...

Yep! The trees made it seem cozy--whereas without the trees it looked forlorn and sad. Amazing what a couple of trees will do. Janet, in Wash.

Midge said...

I like the adding a bug or even a bird in the sky flying toward those great trees!

YankeeQuilter said...

Like the addition of the trees...frames the house nicely...

begoş said...

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janae king...apt5studio said...

before i saw you added the trees i was thinking 'it needs trees', but now it needs some birds. i think your creations are fabulous.

WoolenSails said...

The trees are perfect, I was thinking birds, lol.

Debbie

susan said...

Do you feel like stitching alot? How about some flowers to your bushes or in the grass; birds in the sky; pebbles in machine stitching on the path, and a little dog?

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

The trees do the job. I agree it did look a little bare in the sky. Only thing I can suggests is putting in a little weenie dog. I have 3 of the little monsters....hehehehehe! Have a great weekend! I adore your art!

Donna said...

I can't tell you how much better I feel that you spruced up the sky area! It's been bothering me for a year too! When I was reading it, I thought you were going to ask for suggestions for the sky and I was thinking hot air balloon! Doesn't everyone have those flying over their house? Tee-hee! I love the trees you added though and that's probably more realistic. It looks fabulous!
D~~~~

Monica said...

Don't like blue path and bushes are overgrown; needs a few animals or washing on a line so that it appears inhabited.

Sandi said...

First thing I thought of were some Canada Geese flying south for the winter, or now that you have the trees how about a crow or two in the sky and a rabbit checking out the garden?

It has come along nicely!

Frannie said...

The trees were the perfect addition. Lovely and inviting.
Franne

Roseanna said...

Yep, it needed a context! Fabulous trees...

myrtle said...

Great! so cute i really like it..so fab.=d
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