After having had this piece on the wall with the moon attached, (see here) I decided to try this ‘sun’ instead. I much prefer it. I am slowly, very slowly, adding to this – a collage in cloth. I like the pace – it suits me right now.
*Tips hat* to Soundgarden for the title – it is one of my favourite songs so methinks that’s okay.
This time with Becky . I am really happy to be engaging in another conversation, particularly as I have long been an admirer of Becky’s work.
My book – first “words” – quite sparse, deliberately so:
Becky’s opening discourse in her book is so full of colour – beautiful:
my response continued here:
and we are off! Fabulous – I do enjoy these collaborative projects, especially with friends where there is no pressure on either side – no deadlines – no theme – only the free flow of conversation.
I’ve been piecing some 6″ blocks in a kind of boro-style – ie rough edges – I love rough edges – but, if I decide to make enough to turn them into a rainbow quilt, I shall have to rethink and turn all the edges. Since we have only glimpsed the sun in between all the rain I thought a rainbow was a good idea.
(although it looks very orange here, blame the light, it is red, honest)
Along with some of my own dyed pieces, I am making them using fabulous hand-dyed fabrics from the lovely Karen whose work and link to her shop you can find here.
No stitching as yet – depends what I decide to do as I make more – a hanging or a useable quilt.
This time I decided to play in an earlier spread in Linda’s book. This is the original spread which we had both worked on:
and this my latest addition:
Following a comment from Dreaming in Stitches, I decided to show this piece which was stitched some years ago – it is wool on canvas, measuring roughly 2′ x 3′. The work she has been doing is tempting me to return to this medium (go take a look here) – perhaps in a small way – perhaps one of the doodles I am becoming addicted to doing will turn into one …
I am trying it up in the corner now – still thinking to make it circular – not keen on those sharp angled corners – not very moon-like to my way of thinking.