Jillian Tamaki

Hang In There

Jul 26th, 2011

I’ve been trying to appliqué, but have had limited success. It’s too fussy and seems to lack the intuitiveness and spontaneity of embroidery and quilting, to my mind. Anyway, I made this thing as a bit of a test. Not terribly happy with it, but I’ll share some more successful appliqué experiments later this week.

It’s a little piece for the people I know that are sick, going through break-ups and are obscenely pregnant in July.

Everytime I think about giving up on the appliqué technique, I think of the Folk Art Museum’s Bird of Paradise quilt.