Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe is having a contest/giveaway. That is why I am posting this. See if you blog about it you get a second chance, plus they get more entries. The contest is here . So don't go there. Why? you ask. Well I will tell you why.
I want to WIN and fewer entries will increase my chances. Or better yet, go enter then if you win GIVE me the kit. After all, I told you about it.
Have a great day!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Then I have to make the "quilt sandwich" with the backing and the batting. YIKES then I have to quilt it.
I need chocolate- NOW!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I have enjoyed playing with the monochromatic line and texture elements. Part of the theory is use of repetition of patterns. This does indeed promote a meditative state.
That said, here are three of my "tangles" for you to see.
Monday, June 02, 2008
The quilt is intended to be a "going to college" quilt for my niece who just graduated from high school. The pink and burgundy squares are the same colors as her purse that I made for her birthday. What can I say? I like the color combination. I am thinking that the purple and yellow may be too bright for the rest of the quilt. But I have plenty more squares to go so.....we will see what else I do with it.
I messed up the back blue square. I got the strips out of order, It doesn't bother me. I plan on making other block patterns too, so It won't be as noticeable.
Making a quilt is a bit of work, but seeing it coming together is a lot of fun.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
A couple of days went by and something tingled. I grabbed a brush. No, that wasn't what I needed. Finally I spotted a little bottle with a pointed nib. It had white gesso in it. PERFECT. I picked it up and started drawing on the paper. I suppose that the warm days and my desire to find a place to snooze inspired this. Soon, I had outlines of trees, with a hammock stretched between them and some other (somewhat strange) linework too.
A day passed as that stared back and taunted me from the easel.
I started by grabbing a brush and painting in the tree trunks with a thin wash of burnt sienna (I think.) Then some dabs of green for leaves on the trees.
I let it rest and waited. This evening I started with plans to enhance the leaves a bit. Ha, the best laid plans of mice and men.... Not to mention artists at the mercy of a muse. (A muse, amused ? hmmmm.....)
Much later I stepped back and beheld this.
I am not sure if it is finished, if it will be painted over or what, but I thought I would share it with you.
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