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.
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