Posted tagged ‘new work’

Too Tight and Too Tidy

February 23, 2010

I made all those circles, see first one here, put them up on the design wall, photographed them, printed them, cut them apart, and rearranged them. Now I’m trying to machine quilt them and it makes me pace. Can’t settle down to work. Each circle is on a 12″ square of organza. Funny how much better  they look in 2″ paper squares. It’s all about scale. Finally, this morning, I figured it out. What I’ve been doing is much TOO TIGHT. How about some hand quilting with red thread?

That’s better but still pretty tight. Maybe I’ll go katty-wampus.  Think loose. Think loose. Think loose. I still have some more ideas. The sun is shining this morning. Oh, glorious sun. And the spinach is coming up in the garden. What a difference the sunshine makes.

Update a few hours later:  that was still too tight. Try this. Now I’m happy.

This Is What I’m Up To

November 1, 2009

Finally – I’ve done some fiber work this week. This was inspired by one of the small works It’s about 25″ square.

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I’ve started quilting it, but black on black doesn’t show. For me, the quilting is the HARDEST decision. After pinning it to the design wall and seeing all the safety pins, I love them. Engergy. Direction. Now I think I know how to quilt it and what to do.