Monthly Archives: February 2009

And now for something completely different…

VACATION! The university I teach at has the earliest Spring Break ever! My boys are in school and my husband is out of town on business. What I SHOULD be doing is dyeing scarves and making notelets and bags for my next show (April). OR charging ahead and making skyscrapers or bird houses, newly inspired by my houses I just made. But no – what’s on my design wall right now are some fantastic pieces of fabric I’ve been saving for “someday”.  Stop waiting! I want to have these out where I can see them. I want to quilt these unobtrusively and let the fabrics shine. What I have in my mind right now are two panels that will hang side by side. I THINK I like the large pieces, what I’m fussing with are the two small bands running through the center of each one:

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1st Try I think that having the yellow on the right piece is too much yellow.
2nd Try
2nd Try: I like the orange band on the right. SO I put it's complement on the left to balance it.
3rd Try: Another shade of blue on the left.
3rd Try: Another shade of blue on the left. I think I like the darker shade from try #2
4th Try: A green to pull out the tiny bits of green in both the top & bottom fabrics on the left panel.
4th Try: A green to pull out the tiny bits of green in both the top & bottom fabrics on the left panel.
5th try: Another green with more yellow in it.
5th try: Another green with more yellow in it.
6th Try: This green has bits of navy in it.
6th Try: This green has bits of navy in it.
7th Try: I was worried that there was too much yellow.
7th Try: I was worried that there was too much yellow.

Right now I’m leaning towards versions 2 & 6. I leave them up for awhile, but I don’t want to stress and fuss too much with this.

Any thoughts?

Home Is Where the Art is…the series.

Well, I finished the 3rd house last night! I took lots of pix (boy it’s hard to photograph these) and then handed them into the RAA for jurying. I’m really happy with the 3rd one. It’s called “Home Is Where the Art Is: #3 Cabot Trail”. To recap: I was inspired by Jane Davila to… Continue Reading

3rd Iteration Done!

Here it is…I’m happy with this one! Once it was done, i decided it needed a bit more stucture/grounding, so I made a board for it to sit on from 2 layers of Timtex fused together. Unless i regret it tomorrow, I’d decided to call this series “Home is Where the Art is…” Hokey, but… Continue Reading

On your marks, get set…

I, like lots of other folk, find many ways to procrastinate. Here’s my plan on how to be very creative this weekend: Deadline…check. I’ve got to get some pieces done for the Multi Media Show, take in is a week from Sunday. House clean…check. My cleaning lady was here today, so we already are picked… Continue Reading

Art House – Take 1 & 2

One art quilter who has been quite an inspiration to me is Jane Davila. Last Spring she posted about a 3-d house she made – it’s AWESOME! Please go look, I’ll wait. I love the way that each side is it’s own little quilt unto itself, but the whole things works together as well. I… Continue Reading

Art House – Take 1 & 2

One art quilter who has been quite an inspiration to me is Jane Davila. Last Spring she posted about a 3-d house she made – it’s AWESOME! Please go look, I’ll wait. I love the way that each side is it’s own little quilt unto itself, but the whole things works together as well. I… Continue Reading