Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Finished Quilt Top

Well, I pushed ahead yesterday and got the top finished. This is good because we are leaving a a couple of days for a short trip, and there wont be any quilt making going on.

I am pleased with this design, the pattern worked out great. But I think I may add a little embellishment in the form of fabric sprinkles in the background somehow. I have decided not to embroider on this quilt. Doesn't seem to want it.

Here is another view:

My husband thinks this looks like my hand. It should! This quilt also marks the first in a very long time since I used commercial fabrics. The black with white polka dots worked out great!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Not A Sketch

My daughter was doing some watercolor paintings yesterday while I worked on the quilt. For her last painting, she used a straw and blew blobs of paint around on the paper. It got me thinking about doing that with ink, a project I did in high school. One inspiration led to another, and I wound up with this:

I stopped coloring on it because I didn't want to anymore, not because I felt like it was finished. But it was fun. I was doing the coloring after the ink had dried, after dinner, actually, and my husband and daughter kept seeing things in the blobs and in the spaces between the blobs.

And we are now into the yellows. Almost done, actually. I'm liking it!