Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time Out

Frederic Law Olmsted's Highland Park in Rochester is where thousands (my guess) of lilacs live. There is a festival each year with mobs of people. My choice is to visit early and see the marvelous yellow magnolias. Then commit to memory that yellow shape.

Monday, April 24, 2017

On Deck

In between this and that (and it was a beautiful weekend) I managed to get the binding and hanging strip sewn on this whole cloth quilt. Now to sign, check for stray threads, and bundle up to send off to the Dairy Barn for their shop. One check off the list.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Two to Finish

Now off the longarm, these two small works are next in line to get their facing . So, maybe I can sew while I watch. Hello, Netflix. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Raking Light

I've got a work over my couch that only gets light late in the day, and only in Spring, when no leaves are on the tree. This will soon head to an exhibition, and I'm soaking it all in until it has to leave.

Friday, April 21, 2017

What Shows and Tells

Jenna was at our club's meeting yesterday, and this Shibori Half Square Triangle quilt came out for show and tell. We made this in a class at least 4 years ago, and I'm always glad to see a project finished, especially one that I had a hand in! Nice going, Jenna.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Monoprint for Distraction

My studio divides in half from the sewing side to the dyeing side. So, distraction is just a turn away. Yes, I should be designing, but hey, how about those dyes that need to be used up? Monoprint gets some color wash over it -- just an excuse to use up the thickened dyes.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Top Ready for Quilting

One of last night's line-up (on the right, from yesterday) is now in the final form. It is all my own surface designed fabric (secrets revealed in my Pro Chem Class next month) with a few skinny lines for good measure. Now to quilt.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Day's Work All In

Among hanging soda soaked fabric (May's Pro Chem), washing out yesterday's printed fabric (quilt backing SAQA auction), cutting silk for scarves (Mary), ordering screens (Pro Chem), I started four sketches (QSDS June). Weeding an hour, too -- my therapy.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Some for the Road

Quilt Surface Design Symposium, where I'll teach in June, have asked me to send small works to display. They suggested a 24" x 24" size, so my mylar, with my handy-dandy frame drawn in marker, will check and edit, knowing the quilting changes the size.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Trio of 6x6

Rochester Contemporary (ROCO) holds a fund raiser every year, and I met today's deadline to add my 6"x6" works. They will be in good company for the sale -- each is just $20 -- which starts June 3. Trick is to find these among the nearly 3000 works.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two Hundred Years in Great Shape

Thursday I visited a historic landmark in Naples, New York that has original stenciling from the 1800s. I admired these shapes from work I did 30 years ago, and finally got to see them. Still thrilled to see those flat, cut out shapes. And notice the leaves? Love them leaves.