I’m trying something new. Well, I’ve painted a quilt top before, but this one is on silk!
Yes, it’s a bit different, but I’m hoping it will be useable when the painting is done.
The subject is a bit weird too – it’s a last year’s artichoke flower…I found it in the garden before it was cleaned out this Spring, and it looked interesting to my eye. Here are a couple of progress shots…more to come.
Today I was excited to see that my tiny quilt “Day in the Forest” was featured by the National Quilt Museum.
A Day in the Forest quilt: This tiny quilt was made as a donation to the Studio Art Quilt Association and traveled extensively to various places and shows. It was chosen to be part of a further donation to the National Quilt Museum. It is an honor to have it there.
The picture is one taken when my husband and I walked through the Arcata Redwood Forest. It was a walk specifically done looking for quilt inspiration.
Recently it was cancelled – so sad that we can’t get together for fun events.
My “Crescent View” quilt will be a semi-finalist at the Paducah, Ky show.
If you are going to the show, you should be sure to stop by the National Quilt Museum. I have been told that “Forest Walk” will be hanging in the museum during the show. But anytime you can go, it’s worth a trip to go to the museum and browse the wonderful pieces there.
This week we will begin a New Year, a New Decade, and a New Quilt!
The working title is: Pathway to the Forest.
Hear I’ll show you the way I start.
1st– I select a picture – that takes some computer time digging through the archives of our many photos.
2nd– I decide on the size. In this case I’m starting with about 35 x 45″ – I can alter that smaller as I go if desired.
3rd–I cut and mark the foundation grid. I use Pellon 820
I also cut newsprint to go under the foundation – and choose a transparent grid to go over the picture. These things give me the “map” I will use to enlarge and create the picture out of fabric.
4th–Then I pull out bags of squares already cut – in the colors that I expect to need. I’ll cut more as needed. At this point I’m trying to decide whether to use the small (1/2″) or larger (1″) squares….what do you think?