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.


  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!

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

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


  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

  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.