We are enjoying the colors of spring even though the temperatures are a bit chilly. These pansies are from Sue Ellen’s garden. All three of the groups I meet with meant on Tuesday this week. I was exhausted when I got home. First was the FAB meeting in Judy’s Garden until the rain hit us. Nancy shared her progress on the Blue Bird quilt she is building for her Mom. It is growing beautifully.
Patti blessed us all with a wonderful felted book marks. It is a great bit of felting!
Then I was off to the QuIG’s meeting. Sue Ellen had a wonderful curved challenge on her pin wall. She rotated and changed position of parts so I know this is not the final orientation. It will be fun to watch how she changes this work. Angela is working away with her felting projects toward her show next winter. She showed us her sketches. Linda is working with how to create Sea Grape leaves. She showed us a bit of her school glue resist dyeing too. I love the colors Liz continues to do her two blocks a week challenge and she showed us six new ones.It will be on playful quilt when she is done.
Barb showed off another of her tributes to her ancestor works with this lovely little quilt. I think the way she is presenting the old lace hand work is very strong.
This piece is one of Sally’s wonderful little works. She also shared some very nice pillow cases and bags she had made for her grand daughters. It was a good meeting.
The off to Diva’s. Alice shared her newest work with a tribute to musicians. Sharon showed off one of her altered print works and I really like the texture. She also shared two works that were giving her problems and asked for suggestions. I am sure she will solve the problems with time and work.
Lori has been stitching away on her tundra pieces. This time she also brought along the source of the idea for this work. It is great. I am so very glad I belong to such a diverse and talented group.
Progress Report: Purple Passion This work is 45.5” l X 31” w. It is based on a collage and after some long study I feel could go back and try to represent the collage again. I got so involved in the assembly process that I lost the simple color break up of the original work. I do feel like I am getting better with the technique part of the assembly and quilting however. I enjoyed adding the sparkle of the metallic fabric to this work.
Dappled Sunshine I have just started the quilting on this work. It is another of the bigger pieces so it will take a while for this to be completed.
Deep Jellies The jelly fish are getting tacked down and I am building in the details with machine stitching and the couching down of various yarns. It too is rather large so the getting it under the arm of the machine is tiresome and I seem to only be able to work on it about an hour before I feel I must put it aside and work on something else.
Generational Whispers This too is a monster quilt. I must have been in an expansive mood for a while. The faces, life sized, are drawn on wash away and are of my grandmothers. I am planning to free motion draw them on organza and build the next generation on top of the organza and below them on the work. I am dealing with a bit of fear here too as I do not know what I am doing……
Weeds This work is part of the wiggle cut series. I am slowly hand stitching in the stems of the weeds and will add the heads in time. I only work on this piece in the evenings and only after the Label Blocks and other hand work is done, so it is another slow project.
Leftovers This work is just made from sections of Dappled Sunshine that did not work in that piece. I will use it as base to experiment with some ideas I am trying to work out.
New work This is a new piece based again on a collage. I am learning a lot about how to use angles in my work with the collage stuff. This piece fits my three challenge too. My dyed work are the big purple units and the red and blue sections are some of the snow dyed I did last winter. Ethel’s fabric is the turquoise and and pink stuff.
Label Block # 62 I just doggedly keep at these blocks.
Enjoy spring and Keep Creating