Saturday, February 23, 2008

Getting it Colored

I started putting the pieces together yesterday for the current work.  Considering the busyness of the pattern, I wanted to make sure that I used low-contrast colors for the background.  It was suggested that I could use fantasy colors instead of reality colors (i.e. blue or purple instead of green), but I decided juicy green was what I wanted.   I still have lots of layers to go before I start on the birds, but it will have to wait as it is now the weekend and I can't work with people in the house.  I love them, but can't work with them here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Detail, Part 2

Here is a detail of the pattern I drew for the next quilt I am going to make.  I am so thrilled with this one because I feel that I've reached some goal or level in my attempts to make these image-driven quilts.  Plus, I like my birds....

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Detail from Breakfast for the Birds, finished

Well, I got this quilt bound and quilted and it has turned out reasonably well.  I am quite pleased with it.  For the full picture, see my other blog.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Breakfast for the Birds

That's a working title...

The quilt top got finished yesterday, and I am happy with it.  It's a little Dr. Seussy, no?  It's hard to stay away from whimsical when I'm making quilts with images, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing.  
Anyway, I need to bind and quilt it and it will be done!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Family Time

As I was contemplating this post, asking myself what was the thing I felt most grateful for in the last 24 hours, I thought of the scene around the dinner table. Nothing spectacular, just good conversation, good food. We were happy to be together at the end of the day and tell each other what we had thought about and done while we were apart.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Naked People!

Yesterday, my family and I went to the National Museum of Singapore to see Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre: lots of naked and semi-naked people. Thankfully, I remembered much from all those art history courses I took and could tell my daughter why they were so wonderful. We admired the folds in clothing, the vacant eyes, the delicate toes. And my husband took many pictures.