Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Latest Rendition Of The Little Art Quilt
As you can see, the mid-section now has been covered over with some of Deb Lacativa's DyeWorks cloth. And after much auditioning of colors and fabrics another scrap of Deb's went over part of the mountain. I wanted to keep my little Moon. And the night sky. And the cute little patchwork house.
The Lizard is also still there. With a strange circle under his head.
I selected the large image size in case you all want to click to see details. A lot of thread on this. A lot of stitches. I would do an hour or two at a time while watching television. Instead of reading. I REALLY like the bottom third. It works. The color balance, fabric choices and stitches. I'm VERY pleased with that part of the work.
Now I am going to try and make another. I found an older cloth in my stash--a gift from another Deborah-- and it had the makings of several really fantastic moons. This other Deborah got me started with this blog, with painting fabrics and with a group of quilt artists doing a series of collaborative works. I sort of played along. It seems"right" that she is also providing me with Moons to work with in this series of little art pieces. And it feels "collaborative" still.
The sky in the piece above was a gift from Connie. A selection of blue fat quarters that she had dyed. I just love the night sky it provided me with. With a Little Help From My Friends. Thank you Connie. And I should also thank Jude Hill and her Spirit Cloth blog. Invisible Stitch etc. I visit her blog often and scroll thru 10 or 12 entries. Some with videos. I learn so much. The next piece will have a name as soon as it begins. A name helps guide the design and the stitch. This piece never had a name, so perhaps it never had a path to follow? But it does have layers of Earth & Water under the house and mountain.
Glass Houses remained "dark" until the end. And then there was a page or two of notes from the author. Her husband had died while the book was being written. Which explains the total lack of "joy" in this book. Still good. Just a different voice.