Here is a piece that keeps getting put at the bottom of the pile, and for good reason! Lots of raw edges, some paint stick shadows, fractured al a Sandra Meech. In fact, I think that this may be the root of the problem: too many techniques. I'm even willing to take out the stitching/quilting and start over again!
It started out innocently enough. A bead of ocean jaspar inspired this piece and it was my intent to add that bead along with lots of beading eventually. The design itself is based on a study I did in a Laura Cater-Woods workshop years ago. For some unknown reason, I used decorative stitching on some of the raw edges, and I don't like it at all, but don't really want to try to take it out as it is really dense! (But I would if that is the best thing to do) The mountain fabrics seem to be too "in your face". I know better: dark fabrics are going to appear closer than light fabrics, for goodness sake! Why in the world would I place them just the opposite? Now the river doesn't "bend" around to the left, it just stops!
My plan to place a tree outside of the perimeter of the quilt and coming in from the right side is being thwarted by shadow leaves that I for some reason brought in from the upper left!
Yikes. Oh tell me, dear Pokey, can this quilt be saved or should I just keep it as a reminder of how far I have come?