Sunday, January 20, 2019

Make Hay While the Snow Flies

I'm near the piecing end of this garden. It took all the tricks I knew to get the parts together, and in hindsight, could have used a full scale drawing and freezer paper templates. But, then it wouldn't have changed around. Tomorrow to finish and then get it quilted. Another snow day for work.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Working Working Working

I've gotten most of this fleshed out, but till making changes. You can see the finished areas, but I'm not sold on them all. Winter storm will have me nose to nose with this design wall. Fine with me.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Right Hand Side

I never know what I'll add. I'll think it is all finished and decided, and then some odd bit will make its way in the composition. This piecing is definitely a reaction to the recently finished pieces where there were few joins, few small pieces.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Doing the Splits

To add the round things I've drawn their shape on freezer paper, cut the hole and the shape, then sewed together. Now I've split the section into parts to add some lines. Keep in mind, I've limited myself to using just blues.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Freezer Paper for Freezing Time

Here's the quick drawing I made for that plant shape. It's drawn on white paper, then reversed, then drawn on freezer paper, hashtags added, cut apart, applied to fabric, joined, and, well, you know the drill. Sounds complicated, it ain't.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Up in the Air

A couple of days into this and I've got some parts made, with some places for a few shapes. I've grabbed the freezer paper to make that plant shape on the lower left. Guess that's commitment!

Monday, January 14, 2019


I'm glad I lived at the beginning of the computer access age. I know what reboot means. Here's the beginning of a blue composition. Here it is about 7' x 7'. I was to be at jury duty, but they don't need  me. Feel I've got extra time to live.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Line up of Self Portraits

Some might know Margaret Spevak, a Rochester based fiber artist. Her work portraying her and her husband, Jeff is at right. Jeff's story is just below about their first meeting. My work is to its right, and many others march along the wall of Studio 402 of the Anderson Arts Building.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Gallery Night

Main Street Gallery is active and attractive. Tonight's opening featured some of my favorites, and some newly discovered. This is my exit photo, shot from the sidewalk. It can't describe the diversity and grace that some of these works have. If you're in Clifton Springs, New York, visit.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Different Strokes

A friend asked if I might have a to match something she bought before. I make one-of-a-kind prints, but after digging I found these. Made with the same screen, they are different takes with various backgrounds and reds over printed. Guess it's a family.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mind Your Back

I held my corner of the room just fine. The Genesee Valley Quilt Club held its demo derby today and I led four (almost) identical demos called "Mind Your Back" which discussed backing fabrics, facing, binding, sleeves, and how to hand on the wall. They loved it, I love them.