Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Beginning Work

     It is very quiet here. Drinking my coffee and enjoying the peace, the ticking of the clock and the hum of the refrigerator. Not quite wanting my day to start without them -but it already has -at 6am.  Missing them but relieved for the peace. Always kind of a push pull kind of thing isn't it? Not quite wanting to start the list of things that is already there and wondering how it will all fit in. And then wondering where the art piece will fit in today.


 And wondering what to share of what I am doing. I did finish the memory quilt. A big yeah! I also pieced the first in my series/study.


It measures about 36 by 36 and I am not going to quilt it yet. I might add another to it but the next in the series...My parameters for the study: play with one block or motif and manipulate it as many times as I can stand it. Don't need to necessarily like the outcome but just work the motif. Each piece will be individually cut freehand with the rotary cutter-just like this one. Looks like floor tile to me ... oops I said no criticizing it , didn't I? I will show you these along my way.

Also, I am on Work of the Week #2. Parameters on this project:

     1. 4 per month measuring 8x12.
     2. I will start with surface design techniques.
     3. Again, I don't need to like it, just experiment.
     4. Start with a plain white "canvas".
     5. No starting it over-finish what you start with.
     6. I may or may not show you them.

That's it. I will document on the back what I liked and what worked.


This is actually the back which I liked more than the front-the way the paint seeped through the quilting lines.
The front was painted AFTER I did the quilting lines with some Jaquard paints I had in my drawer.


Odd I know . I am not a painter and don't like the colors or my paintstrokes...oops again...what I do like...what I do like....

I LOVED stitching first and applying color second. Positive is better and makes me feel like I learned something. I guess I need to work on critiquing rather than criticizing my work. That might be the most painful part of this process. Ongoing and forever I guess. Critique rather than criticize.

Off to weed, shop, drive and go to a cross country meet. After I put my hands on some fabric for awhile!

Happy Sewing, my friends!

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