I need to piece and custom-quilt this baby by the end of the month if I'm to meet my goal, and since March is packed with activities I thought I'd best get the lead out.
Here are my fabric choices for "Irish Lass" from Judy Madsen's new book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces.
|The colours will float in a white background.|
|Fabric I printed last summer in Rayna Gillman's|
deconstructed screen printing class in Sisters, Oregon.
|Colours are used in specific positions in each block so they will|
create a certain pattern when the quilt is laid out.
It's hard to see the big picture at this point, but I have faith that things will work out beautifully.
As I worked with my screen prints I wondered if I'd taken any photos of the process.
It turns out I do have a couple to share, and one of me with Rayna, too!
(She looks fantastic, I look like crap, but c'est la vie.)
|Thickened dye mixtures ready at my work station.|
|Screen prepped with textured dye.|
|The fabulous Rayna (et moi)|
Last week our local library offered a figure drawing workshop.
My drawing skills could use developing, so off I went.
We started with gesture drawings, moved on to quick sketches intended to capture motion, and then spent time sketching a volunteer model (who was a great sport).
|Quick "motion" sketches.|
The huge nose/beak was part of a costume, not just a random scribble - ha!
Why do I not draw more often?
Maybe I need to sign up for more classes!
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Needle and Thread Thursday, at My Quilt Infatuation
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