I have missed sewing this spring. I have really missed sharing with my CED 2011 artist friends.
  This spring was all cattle, horses, dogs and ranch stuff.  The weather staid cool. So I was outside most days and exhausted most nights. Now the cattle are settled and the afternoons are hot and muggy. Mornings are for outside work (and play). I will be forever planted upstairs every afternoon in my new studio with the A/C on high.

This weekend, feeling a little rusty and out of practice, I started playing around with some fabric to get the juices flowing. Sort of like a musician practicing scales. I had no plan. Just 3 pieces of fabric from my stash. Can’t remember what their original purpose was. Batik. Maybe some fat quarters I picked up somewhere.

I just started cutting squares with no real plan other than ” I hope I have enough to make one throw pillow when I’m finshed”.  That would be 20X20,  twice.

I just started cutting and sewing and pressing and top stitching. Would this be called free-form quilting? It became too symetrical so I just kept cutting strips and re-sewing.    I have a picture on my bulletin board of  the Artist Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend, Alabama . I would like try something like that.

This is not like the Gee’s Bend Quilts. But I really like abstract and asymetrical quilts.
And this isn’t really a quilt.

 It’s just me playing around. Getting my creative juices flowing again.
Up close one piece.

Up close the other piece.

I have 2 pieces measuring about 22X44. Enough for  2pillows. Or something else. I don’t know. It was fun.
I wanted to have something to post this week on the CED check in. 
Hello all you beautiful Artistas!!
Love,    Cowgirl  Red,    aka   Terah
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  1. Susan Reep says:

    Terah, thanks for your posts. I'm glad you're enjoying the posts from Morocco! We had a super trip. I'm in Wyoming right now so I looked to see where a Western Cowgirl might live but I see you're in Kansas. I was visiting my daughter in Paonia, CO, and her husband had applied for a job in Sheridan, Wyoming last week. They called for an interview and I said, well, let's take a road trip and all go. Which was very brave of me as their kids are 7, 5, 3, and 6 months. But it's been great. Wyoming is absolutely amazingly beautiful.

    Your quilt is coming along beautifully.

  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I love the colors and that batik look. Can't wiat to see what you make. How about a sarong for summer. Perfect colors.

  3. Very productive playtime!! I can hardly wait to see what you make with these. Big nonidentical but matching pillows? Yup, I can see it. Whatever you decide, they/it will be awesome, I'm sure–and I want to see pictures! 😉

  4. pluckychickenheart says:

    Oh I'm so glad for you! It looks damn good too Terah.

    I am jonesing to get my hands into some project right now. I've been pulled in so many other directions of late and its beginning to get to me. Time to get off the train or next stop will be crazyville!


  5. Cowgirl Red says:

    Thanks Susan, I lived in western Wyoming for 10 years. My heart is there still.

    Lisa, Rita, thanks for the comments and support. Xoxo Terah

  6. Cowgirl Red says:

    Mari, don't get off at the Crazyville stop! I've been there. It's a trick! Xoxo. Terah

  7. Hi Terah, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and I'm glad the poem spoke to you. Also glad you're getting back to your projects. I love the colours of the material you've chosen.

  8. Pretty colors, I'm sure you'll create something beautiful.

  9. Hi Terah, It was good hearing from you earlier this week. I love the colors in your fabric. I know it must feel good to have the creative juices flowing again. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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