Friday, October 12, 2012

As You Wish

The Black Box, about 82" high  x 65" wide. Original design, made by me, Lynne Tyler without templates, patterns and NOT paper-pieced.

It also exhibits one of my most profound beliefs, that you should leave the evidence of your hand in your work. You do not want anybody to think it was made by a machine. Sometimes if it's too "perfect" it's boring, static and mechanical. One of the things I like best about "free piecing" is that it keeps the energy, the verve, the spark, the liveliness, intact.

I know there are lots of quilters who disagree, but I came from the Art world, where the purpose of Art is to elicit emotions, and I try to bring that to my quilts.



**btw, I've disabled (finally!) the Lightbox feature so when you click the photo, you can then click again to enlarge it and see the details.

23 comments:

Julianne said...

Absolutely Awesome Lynn!! Fabulous!!

Sybil said...

I love it!

Sybil

Joyce said...

Fabulous! And I so agree with you about perfection. I saw a show of Paula Nadlestern's work a few years ago and she said the same thing. She always makes a few "mistakes" to keep the work lively.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thanks for getting rid of Light Box!!

This flimsy is absolutely awesome! Love it! And I've loved watching it develop as you've worked through the design challenges.

Truly excellent work!

Debra said...

Watching everything that has happened to this point, has given me so much respect and admiration for your talent, and the dedication you have for seeing your ideas to fruition. I've enjoyed the whole process and your flimsy is fabulous!

Vicki W said...

Fabulous!

dianne said...

awesomesauce!

Yvonne said...

It's fabulous!!!!! Loved seeing your progression....you did an Awesome job!

Amy Friend said...

What a fantastic finish! I have enjoyed watching you work on this.

Kathy said...

You've nailed it! Wowie...Zowie!

Quilting4U said...

WOW! I remember when you first mentioned your idea of this quilt....you could not have done another thing to make it any more perfect! I am thrilled with the photo, the thought of seeing it in person is overwhelming.

My heart flutters with excitement!!!!!!

Anyone that has anything negative to say about, really doesn't 'get it' and that you will never change. It is 'your' piece and 'YOU' have every right to shine with PRIDE!!!! i know you are!

I GET IT!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on your amazing original design - a fabulous quilt!

Judy in Michigan said...

Congratulations Lynne! All your hard work and un-sewing have been well worth it. This is truly a work of art!!

Queenie Believe said...

Congratulations!!!! An awesome quilt top!!!!!!!!!! This calls for a celebration!!!
I agree with you regarding leaving the humanity finger print in a quilt. Complete perfection is very over rated :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Always, Queenie

Dolly said...

Congratulations on sticking with it and getting just what you wanted out of this project.

I like being able to magnify the photo. I thought I'd try that on my blog, but when I removed the lightbox feature, you can't click a second time for magnification. Oh, well.

Good job here !

Eileen said...

I love the sentiment, must remember it for my board at work!

The quilt is lovely, obviously lots of work, and definitely a work of art. Congrats on finishing it!

Lynda said...

I completely agree with your quilting philosophy. I wouldn't like to buy a kit, for example, because I don;t want to make someone else's quilt, I want to make mine, even if mine isn't as nice, it's still mine!

Jean said...

It's gorgeous! It has been interesting to see how you work through the problems of constructing this quilt as well.

joe tulips said...

Wow! Thanks for the journey of watching this quilt come together!
Awesome!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Oh Lynne, it's so wonderful! I agree with you about a quilt shouldn't be perfect but should have a personality. The first emotion this quilt elicits is for me is....joy.

lindaroo said...

Wow, wow, wow! The flimsy is magical, indeed! Thank you for sharing its process, proving it's really not magic, but decisions and play and work that make art!

Teaquilts said...

Great job Millie - I've been patiently waiting to see the finished project and it was well worth it. It's fantastic.

Clare said...

Thanks for getting rid of the light box. This is one stunning quilt! Congratulations.