Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Playing with Shells

Shells without borders - simple, straightforward. But I had it like this for months and wasn't happy with it.. it didn't seem finished. Kinda liking this better now than I do how it looks finished.

I've been playing with Picasa, cropping and recropping the photo of my quilt Shells. Trying it with different borders. Don't know why I didn't think of doing this before, like before I actually quilted this puppy. No, that would have been too smart.

Sharon had a good suggestion of adding something to the dark fishy border to lighten it up. Believe it or not, that actually sounds like a harder job to me than just whacking off and rebinding. I'd put the quilted border bit to good use - adapt it/them into gift bags or something. If and when I do it. But what do you think:

Without the top border - seems bottom heavy to me:

Without top or right side - I like the way the turquoise fish on the left balance out the same fabric rectangles that are in the middle and right side. The brightness over there seems to help with that heavy bit of dark on the bottom:

Got a nasty old headache - the story of my year. Tylenol just isn't doing the job of kicking it. I've been able to do a bit of hand quilting despite all that. My fans are edging up the border nearing the top of the Cranky Witch quilt.

Been watching tv like crazy. My wonderful sweet friend who loaned me her DVDs gets back today. That's great, cuz I've been missing her, but gotta have this stuff watched and returned. Hubby and I finished Stargate SG-1 Season 8 and now I'm going to pout for a year until we get the next season. Already seen too many spoilers on it, despite saying "la la la" and covering my ears whenever I read my Entertainment Weekly.

I finished Season 1 of Desperate Housewives today. Definitely a twisted fun show. I like my comedy dark but what a bunch of dysfunctional people. All of them, except maybe Julie.

Hubby and I have been enjoying Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel - they're now showing it five nights a week. How can you not love a show with exploding stuff and walrus mustaches?

9 comments:

Darcie said...

Picasa! Eureka! Lightbulb!

Why haven't I ever thought of doing that? You're so smart, Tonya! ;-)

I personally like all three of your pics, for different reasons. I'm a typical Libra though...can't make decisions!

I have to LOL to your explanation of Desperate Housewives. My DH is hooked on it!

Darcie

Darcie

Samantha said...

You and my hubby like much of the same TV- esp stargate and mythbusters.

I like the quilt sans borders, myself, or with just the left and bottom borders, but no matter what the colors and shapes are wonderful!

Finn said...

Ilike it with NONE..and I like it when the one on the right balances the fishy shells on the left..clear as mud? *G*

Joanne said...

I like it with the left and bottom borders on.

Sharon said...

Um hummmmm, like it totally without the borders!

Thoughts about the headaches? How are you sitting when you quilt? Where are your arms, elbows? You might try resting your elbows on a pillow if you are holding your work in your hands - that would take the tension out of your back, shoulders and neck.

Tonya R said...

No, no, no headaches are NOT allowed to be caused by quilting. They just aren't. Headaches from allergies or air pollution I'd be "happier" with.
I'll try quilting with the pillow.

Dawn said...

Ok can I add more choices in for you? I really liked the first picture without the borders at all until I saw the 3rd picture - I really like that one also!

I don't think any of us have been much help to you!!!! :)

Lucy said...

And I like it without the borders either... SO you see many woman many advices LOL

I love to see how the pink lights up

Catherine said...

I like photo 2 personally because it's more interesting than the 2nd one; that's ~too~ balanced, you know?

It's like, the 3 borders keeps your eye moving around the centre of the quilt rather than letting it run off the right edge ^_^