Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Spring Quilt

Thanks so much for all your good wishes. I know I am very, very blessed. My brief contact with the hospital had me remembering all the times I've been in them as a visitor, not as a patient. One thing led to another, so I spent a lot of time with memories yesterday. Not all of them were sad, so it was a good quiet time of reflection.

I spent the day doing things I love to do. Reading, napping, drawing, messing around with fabric. I packed up the pastel blocks (again) and started working on something more interesting. The blocks were part of an exchange a few years back but I have just never gotten up the enthusiasm to put them together in a quilt. I am just not a pastel person. I know it would be a worthwhile challenge to add some more blocks and figure out a way to liven everything up and make a nice useable spring quilt, but...

Here is what I did instead. This is just a beginning and in my head are lots of ideas for more painting, fusing, threadwork, collage etc. Who knows how much of it will get to the quilt?
The geraniums are scavenged out of another quilt. Some of the leaves are from one of my yard photos, printed from the computer on to prepared fabric. I am also using some paint and crayon, which is why you see that stark white background. In addition to more painting, I am going to do a sheer fabric collage over the whole thing so it won't be stark white. That little red piece in the corner isn't attached yet, I just put it there to give you an idea.


Looking at these photos now, I see a thickish stem shape I need to remove right away. I can peel it off easily enough, though I'll have to fuse something else in its place. I'm thinking more fabric bits...
I don't know if you can see the "sketch" lines very well, but I am drawing on the fabric with a micron marker to make a guide, at least for some of it. I find myself impatient with lots of sketching and numbering pieces and all of that, so I rarely do it. If this one is a bust, I might have to go back to that method. Stay tuned...

3 comments:

Valeri said...

This looks really interesting and fun to do. I shall look forward to seeing how it comes along. Love the spiky leaves.

Linda said...

I'm glad you're recovering okay. I'm sure it wasn't a wonderful experience, but... it's over!

I love your Spring Quilt beginnings. Just an idea: With your pastel block exchange, piece them together 'traditionally' and then applique a bright scene over them. ...just a thought.
blessya'lots
Linda

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