Yesterday was one such incident. In my house there are books. You would not be surprised that many of them are sewing or quilting or weaving books. I also love a good mystery or a fantastical tale. Currently I am almost finished with one fantasical (and irreverent) tale of fine art and a muse. But I digress! The quilting, sewing, weaving books have a home - but I frequently take a few off the shelf and lay them where I can pick them up in spare minutes. One that is handy this week has been "15 Minutes of Play" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. In it, she talks about 'made fabric" or fabric made from small pieces sewn together. This is a concept I have played with for a while. Sometimes I have cut up two perfectly nice pieces of fabric and sewn them back together. Such was the case when I took a class with the Gee's Bend quilters. I made this piece of fabric:
So today in Gene's Bake Shop, the menu was -yep - Pickles and Peanut Butter. I took the pieced fabric and cut two Squares out of it. Then I pieced together another "almost" square. Laying it out on a black background to really pop the colors and adding some slash-pieced borders, I got this:
I like it a lot. For the time being the working title is "Pickles and Peanut Butter: A light in the dark"
Alternate name suggestions will be appreciated. If this finishes well (quilting, binding and mounting) I plan to add it to my gallery show in July.
Now, a question: Should this be a properly mounted wall art hanging? OR Should this be a table mat? The size is roughly 19 by 25 inches.
Now here is something cool! Did you know that today, Craftsy's "ALL Classes $19.99" sale begins?
Yes, that is right! Any class that strikes your fancy can be had for only $19.99 - So if you have been wanting to take a class, but the price was above your limit, this could be your lucky day. And remember, you can watch anytime you have an internet connection (or if you have an iPad you can even download classes for a road trip!) And The class is yours forever.
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