Why is it taking so long? Its a simple quilt and I have not over quilted it. Finished the top and bottom borders with the fans and straight double lines to fill the border space. Need an idea for the star/squares in the sashing. Maybe curves or something. Didn’t switch to the dark blue silk thread for the borders either. I like the copper color, it shreds a bit though.
Went to two studios today. The first was deidre’s. She seems nice enough, but her art was pretty, but some how I thought it was forced, or manufactured. She paints from photos of landscapes and people. Maybe she needs more examples around her home. It seemed like a house tour rather than a studio tour. She’s a very neat painter, none on the floor or carpet, but yet there were cobwebs on a huge raku vase in her living room. I liked her style of painting, sort of abstract and paint loaded brush. I was really impressed with the glass blowing demo. Now thats an art, its a “feel” to doing it, physical rather than temporal in 3d. Would like to retire in Laguna Beach someday.
It looks really blue here, but its more purple.
Started this last weekend, to use up a bunch of “stained glass” type fabric from 2000. It was marinating for a while. I combined some solids from a few other projects and didnt have to buy anything new. Its a bit different from the original pattern, but effective. I pinned all the rows together, maybe next weekend I will be able to get them together.
Before Quilting. Doing limited ruler work in blocks and feathers in the borders. Saw some fans and piano keys that I liked instead.
Taos before binding, quilting done. I added a label too, bonus points for me! Ellen loved it and took it to Taos with her. On to quilting the Kansas City BOM.