Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Quilting....

..remember when I actually used to do that?! Househunting is tiring and time consuming and house selling means constantly tidying up my 'studio' i.e bunging items like vital threads and the last bit of matching fabric into a bag and hiding it away so that it takes up 90% of the short time you have to use them in to find them again. Sigh. I am not easily defeated though so I have found a little time to do some sewing.


Crop Circles.


Crop Circles is about 44 x 11 inches and is both machine and hand quilted and embroidered.  It does not have a wrinkly bottom so much as I polygon lassoed ( get me!) the natural drop shadow. The design was inspired simply by the two pieces of fabric used ( the two outer edges are one piece cut vertically with the second inserted) which had graduated paint ( or dye?) colours. they came in a scrap bag from Lisa Walton of Dyed and Gone to Heaven and my general playing around with aboriginal fabric in small doses with wavy lines.
Some details for you.





And I have also done not one but (gasp - this is so uncharacteristic!) two quilts for the latest Twelve by Twelve challenge. But of course I cannot show those until 1st May save for maybe a tiny sneak preview....


7 comments:

Gerrie said...

I love this piece!!

Vicki W said...

Fabulous!

Lisa Walton said...

Look brilliant - love the embroidery too (as well as that lovely fabric )

Margeeth said...

I think you made a really great quilt, considering your head is elsewhere at the moment.
Good luck with the househunting and selling of your house, I hope you find a nice house quickly and your house is sold quickly, then 'all' you have to do is 'just' move (you cannot imagine how that cramps your quilting time).

Working Mum said...

What lovely designs! Who knew you were artistic? I would never have guessed. I've taken up cupcake baking which is much, much worse for the hips!

Pop over to my blog when you can; can you guess who I am? Not sure if you'll recognise me from the profile photo!

WM x

Diane said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Quite impressive if this is what you do when you are swamped with a new full time job AND house-hunting!

California Fiber artist and composer said...

I am amazed at how much you get done while trying to sell a house and working as a lawyer. What is your secret for motivation and time management? And I love the symbolism in the religious quilt.