This piece was made to celebrate the union of marriage between my nephew and his bride in the year 2000. Two shapes join together, yet each retains its identity. However, a new shape, patterning and coloration is created where they intersect. The technique is reverse applique through as many as ten layers of fabric. It is mounted on a foam core board cut to the quilts shape.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
If the construction hadn't been complicated, I would've had them sewing as well.
All the vertical rows of blocks for both sides were first sewn together. Then the quilt was constructed with a "flip and sew" technique. This is a method that is a lot easier to do with a one-piece backing fabric, the batting, and the pieced rows for the top. It was a challenge to align the rows for the front and back with the batting sandwiched between. Finally a photo was taken as I was sewing the last rows onto the quilt. In the picture below you can see me pinning a row in place. It's lined up with and being pinned to the rows of blocks on the front AND back sides.
Friday, January 21, 2011
And then there are the buttons ...
YEAH! Now I like it. In fact, I like it a lot and am enthused to finish it. I think its title may be "Untangled".
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Elvis would be celebrating his 76th birthday today.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Yikes, my birthday is here ... AGAIN!
I like this greeting sent to me by my niece, Sarah.
I count myself to be luckier than Elvis, who'll be missing his 76th birthday this coming Saturday. I'm lucky, and thankful, to be fairly healthy and to have the time and energy to create art.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Saturday, January 01, 2011
I'm back in Tennessee, Christmas decorations and gifts are sorted and put away, our house is clean and orderly, and most importantly my studio is clean and organized with cleared work spaces.