First I want to inform you that the LAFTA show at the Water Tower has been extended through Friday, April 13, 2012. The show was originally scheduled to end on April 6. So…if you haven’t yet made it over to the show, you have a little extra time to fit it in. (If you need any information about this fiber arts show, check out my "UPCOMING QUILTING/FIBER ARTS EVENTS" in the column to the right of this blog post.)
I haven’t blogged much lately, because I have been furiously working on some new pieces. I have a lot of yoyos made, but I need LOTS more!
I’ve always been fascinated with yoyos and want to use them in a more contemporary way. I have issued myself a challenge to do just that. Both of the pieces currently under construction use yoyos. I’ll be traveling a lot in the next few weeks, and the yoyos will be easy to take along. Hopefully, I’ll get lots of them done.
I've also been working on embroidery for the new pieces.
This is the embroidery I'm currently working on. I'm using a Size 5 thread. It isn't finished.
This is an embroidered checkerboard made using a Number 3 sized thread. I sewed straight stitches and couched each of them down to make the black more solid. I love the texture of this piece.
This piece isn't finished either. I won't be able to finish it until it is added to my quilt. Black beads in three different sizes will be sewn into the feathers. All of these embroidery pieces (and more) will be inserted into bias "pods" I'll make from various sizes of bias strips.
Are you heading to Cincinnati for the International Quilt Festival (April 13-15, 2012)? I’m heading over with a friend, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m hoping to pick up some dye, thread, books, and miscellaneous supplies. I’ll also be heading to the American Quilter’s Society Show & Contest in Paducah, KY, April 25-28, 2012. I’ll be working at the Quilting Books Unlimited booth on Thursday and Friday. Stop by and say hello!