Thursday, August 25, 2011
A circle, a gift, and a new challenge
This is a detail of the newest circle piece I am working on. With the method I learned recently, you can make it so there is a piping effect around the circle. I love the way this purple piping sets the circle off. Here is the whole piece so far.
I chose the oranges and greens to mimic sunset over a bayou. The sticks remind me of wooden posts you might see at the end of a pier or at a fishing camp. I thought the orange and green batik at the bottom of the orange/purple pieces (third strip down) worked well as a transition piece. When I think of a bayou, I think of rich deep greens, and heavy air. I think of the sounds of frogs, fish jumping, and gently movement of the water. I think of the deep south. I don't know if this is a finished piece, or just the beginning of something larger. Time will tell.
This is a piece of wide waled corduroy. The colors are pretty true to the piece. Did you know that November 11, 2011 is National Corduroy Day (NCD)? One of the members of a wonderful quilting group called the Rebels brought this piece of fabric to the meeting yesterday and challenged us each to make a block for NCD. I have looked at it all day today, and have no idea what to do with it yet. I am thinking of adding some bright colors, maybe reds and purples. I may even add some purple corduroy I have. I have a while to come up with something. As I always say, I do love a challenge. This one is a doozy.
I also was given a very wonderful small piece of fabric to play with at the same meeting.
This is one of several Virgins of Guadalupe on a panel. There were four up for grabs, and I was lucky to get this one. I am going to have fun building a quilt around this lovely lady.
Have a joy filled quilting weekend.