Tuesday, December 18, 2007

what the heck is it?

Thanks, Linda, for putting up the picture. This little hanging has been on my design wall for about 18 months. It was the original piece intended to be my Journal quilt for Houston 2007. The original grid was discharged, then stamped over with paint, and then stamped over again with more paint. Just didn't work. so it sat up onthe wall while I made a second gridded piece for the journal quilt. It didn't work either, but I turned it into a small hanging to display hand made beads( that's another story). The final journal quilt was a sunprinted dandelion with a Haiku on it. I saw a piture of it hanging in Houston, so I know it actually made it. Anyway, I was still bothered by what to do with this original grid. I found a batik that went well and added the curved pieces--but I still didn't know where to go from there. My friend Christine said "it needs circles". Suddenly I saw the whole design in my mind and had it finished within two days. It just took a small remark to send me off in another direction. so now my challenge is how to save another piece I hope to show. I can't put up a picture because that would make it ineligible for the show. I've become very disheartened with it and have tucked it away while I work on other things, hoping I can go back to it with fresh eyes. What I've been doing is making post cards. And here's a picture

Friday, December 14, 2007

Oh what a thrill

Since Pat doesn't come to her blog very often and has problems putting pictures up. Let's just say that she's probably as blogger challenged as I am with bindings LOL. I thought I'd put a couple of pictures up for her of one of her creations. I don't remember if this was a challenge quilt or what but whatever it is. I LIKE IT!

Today was our guild meeting at MPQ and Pat did show and tell and I couldn't resist taking these pictures.

Pat, hope you don't mind. If you do, please let me know and I'll take the pics down for you.