Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Under The Machine

     I finished piecing AND basting of my Artprize piece yesterday. It was a really long weekend....with several adjustments on one of the edges. I had to join what I had designed on two design boards  and when I actually sewed it together it was a mess.  I ran over to a friend's house with all my various pieces in a plastic bag and she gave me some advice when I was not at all rational. ( Thank you Betsy!) Calm but not thinking straight.  I returned home and out came the fabric for a few new pieces and more adjustments. It was frustrating to say the least but what a relief to have it this far.


Rooflines # 6 in process,  © Colleen Kole 2012


It will be about six by seven feet -large. I am anxious to  get the machine sticking started. I thread basted it to reduce the weight of moving it under the machine. I will take it to Vermont with me on Thursday when I return there. It's only 6 weeks away before I need to turn it in to the venue. I am about 3- 4 days behind on the schedule I set for myself.


At 4 pm yesterday, I was way too cranky and tired to start machine stitching so I fiddled around with washing out some more hand dyes. This is a picture of earlier in the weekend. My tree in back  of the fabric is so stressed with the drought, it is losing leaves and looks like fall.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, this piece is coming along beautifully!

    Also - been reading you in my reader (so I don't see your blog design) it's been refreshed since I was here last. Love the new header!

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  2. i like it! good energy going on in there :)

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  3. Ooo! Its looking wonderful, Colleen! I am anxious to see it in person.

    T

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  4. Your quilt just knocked me outta my shoes. Terrific job. And dyeing 40 yards of fabric. You must have more hours in your day than I do. LOL

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  5. A standing ovation for your piece!

    Terrific blues - you're the dye queen of the blues.

    You're so blessed to have someone's ear and eyes when you can't think or see straight yourself.

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