Monday, June 19, 2006

Home

Arrived home late Saturday afternoon after 8 hours on the road. I sure wish they would work on that "beam me up" thing.




Here is the final piece I did in my workshop. On this one I deviated from the square/rectangle shape and ventured into randomly cut pieces. Most have 4 sides but they are laid down randomly so the edges aren't so even as they were in the previous pieces. Makes for a livelier composition. I do like all the little fabric pieces but securing them to the base is a problem. Not so much when it's small like these but if I were to do the same size pieces in a much larger quilt, it would become quite a challenge. I don't want to use wonder under. Maybe a little dab of glue to hold them in place while I stitch them down. These pieces were stitched to the batting and backing all at once. In some cases, a piece of canvas served as the batting, resulting in less dimension, but providing lots of stability.

Now I have to pack up the supplies for my class that I'm teaching at Miami University and get them shipped.

2 comments:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

What a series! Each of them "says" something different. Love them all. What is the scale (size)? You've inspired me to "play" in this direction for a series of my "Crinkle" quilts. That would be for next year. I still have 3 to hand-quilt in the series I'm working on.

Nicky said...

Wonderful work! The layout reminds me of looking down on buildings or gardens/fields. Lovely colours too!