Sunday, July 31, 2005
And now for something completely different...
Pieced and fused, made from hand-dyed, commercial and RECYCLED fabric.
Thanks Gerrie and Sonji for your comments on the sea turtles quilt. I am still working on it and will probably subject you all to more photos of it down the line. Hope you dedicated artists (ahem) are not offended at being subjected to something whimsical. Note my avoidance of the word "cute". I do that so I can pretend to take myself seriously.
Now for something completely different. On Friday I spent the day with a quilting friend who is leaning towards the "art" side (ok I am dragging her over, but she is willing). She spends most of her time doing machine quilting for other people since that is her business, but the few quilts she has time to make are bright and fun, and she has a great eye for color. Her husband and daughter are both artists and I love the creative style of their home. She is used to thinking of her other family members as artists, but not herself.
What I really want to tell you about is our fun foray into the thrift stores in search of recyclable fabric for art quilts. I am delighted to report that the mission was successful: several real silk blouses, something very shiny with sequins, a little velvet, and a fabulous print cotton, all for a few bucks. The fabulous cotton print from the THRIFT store led me to spend several hours yesterday making the above. I had a blast. This might or might not be a finished piece.