I've driven myself nuts whining and complaining about the move (oh, you too?) and decided to JUST DO SOMETHING with what i have in the "old" stoodio. I *did* keep back things i needed for working on a specific piece, but had to make do with some things i forgot. I'm not used to using a synthetic batting, but i kind of like the stiffness it gives this one. (All my preferred cotton flannelette is at the new place in a box..) There will be a small amount of hand stitch so i'm hoping i can get the needles through, even if i have to use the pliers, also saved back in case of emergencies :) and that the batting doesn't catch and pull though in nasty little beards with the heavier and six stranded threads i usually use.
So here i am getting serious with my collaborative abstraction piece for the FAN (Fibre Arts Network) show at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum in October. Marianne and i chose "milkweed" as our subject, she doing the representational and i the abstract depiction. To keep the pairing obvious, we had to use the same colours---Marianne had sent some generously large scraps and some will be incorporated in.
I went through my fabrics and pulled a very large rusted piece. At first i hesitated--would it be "right" to cut it up? Would the Fabric Gawdz screech and throw thunderbolts at me? Nope. Besides, WTF is it for anyways but TO USE????????
The taupe silk and peachy-brown "damask" are from Marianne, the lovely lace from Meg Fowler:
The only thing i don't like about this one is the size it has to be: 18x45" in a vertical orientation. That 45" seems waaaay too long, but thems the rules.....
It's a start.
And then i have no more deadlines for the year! Whadami gonna do????