I finished quilting the elephant image that I posted about last week. I still need to finish the border, sleeve and label. I commented to my sister, as I showed her the work-in-progress, that a quilted work takes three to five times longer for me to complete than an acrylic painting on primed canvas or hardboard. She responded with a question…”So, is it worth the extra time?” What a good question.
I think the answer is yes IF the image is stronger with the dimension that quilting adds. Quilted art is still unique in a way that watercolor or acrylic painting is not. But some images and ideas are just as effective or more appropriately done in paint alone. So, I’ll continue to both paint and quilt.