Friday, July 3, 2015

Quilts and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I haven't been able to do much quilt-related work this week. I babysat for my grandson every day (except today). I have REALLY enjoyed my time with him. (I HAVE NOT enjoyed getting up early every day!)

This is Cade. He has quite a good imagination. That is my ergonomic back support he is wearing on his back. He explained to me that he was playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and my back support is his shell! He's a sweetheart. He told me, today, that he needs a summer quilt; his winter quilt is just too hot. I guess I'll get busy on that. Who can resist that sweet little face.

Today, I DID get a little "work" done. I pin basted a large table runner/bed runner.

I also got a quilt cut out. (I have ANOTHER quilt retreat coming up in August and won't be home much before then.) I got all the supplies for this one (on sale) from Craftsy. I love the fabrics. Even the binding fabric was included in the kit. I have found the Craftsy kits have REALLY nice fabric, and they are VERY generous with the amount of fabric included. I have a good start on another quilt with the leftover fabrics.

I took my Metamorphosis I piece to my friend, Kathy (of Elements) to be framed a couple of weeks ago. I decided not to put glass over the piece, because I remember a blog post by Kathy Loomis commenting on how she hated the glass covering a fiber art piece in the Form Not Function show at the Carnegie in New Albany, Indiana. I agree with her on that point. I like to be able to clearly see the texture of fiber art work. I'll be picking it up on Monday. I'm anxious to see the finished piece; I picked some really bright colors for the background and mats. I'll post some pics when I get a chance.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Weekly Pattern Wednesday--Number Four

This is my fourth drawing in a series of 100. I'm linking up with Lynn Krawczyk's blog Smudged Textiles Studio for her Weekly Pattern Wednesday. Come play with us, and be sure to check out everyone else's drawings.

This is the first drawing in which I've used any color. I like the red focal point. I enjoy working with red, black, and white.