Catching Up

Despite my preoccupation with canals, I made a few non-related pieces in June and July. Both are improv based and on the small side.

The first is “Primary Directive,” which I showed before. It’s now quilted and faced.

The detail shot shows I quilted it mostly with straight lines, with a few zigzags thrown in.

Once I began sorting a long neglected bag of scraps culled at a workshop, I decided to go raw – raw edges that is. “Mining Copper” is the result. I layered fusible fleece onto muslin and sewed down strips and bits of fabric with machine decorative stitches. Then I sewed on some ribbons and mylar I had deformed with an iron and painted. Finally, I sewed and tied on zinc washers I had painted a while ago. The resulting color scheme led me to the name.

I’m linking up to Nina-Marie’s Off The Wall Friday.

22 Comments

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22 responses to “Catching Up

  1. Norma Schlager

    Your improvisational piecing is right up my alley. Fun to do and fun to look at. Bravo!

  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — what draws me to your quilts is the beautiful balance between the overall image and the details. I just spend so much time looking at them and noticing different things!

  3. You once again bring such fabulous compositions – color, arrangement, and sharing some of your details. They are both so wonderful to view – the colors and the movement. You’ve given me a great dose of inspiration. Thanks

  4. Each makes a great impact but in a very different way. Once again your talent for good composition shows. I like the decorative stitches on Mining Copper and I really like how you used the washers. Did you paint them using acrylic paint?

  5. Rosemaryflower

    WOW
    I love this

  6. Felice Dahlhausen

    I love Mining Cooper! The color choices work so well and the placement of horizontal bars adds more interest than just vertical line. Also the pieces hanging down are perfect to draw your eye over the bottom edges! I look forward to seeing it in person!

  7. Mining Copper is beautiful and looks so like geological strata. I like the combination of stitching/quilting choices on it, too. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Prolific as ever! Do you have stacks of these in the closets or do you hang them in your house, or what?

    • Often I view my pieces as sketches, and keep them as such. Also, I do give away a lot to friends, family, and for fund raising auctions. And, if my husband agrees, I hang them in my home.

  9. Love both of them. You are so talented at putting your color pallets together to create visually stunning pieces.

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