Painting silk yesterday and then steaming it for a special project involving the thermal hot pools in Yellowstone National Park.
A simple cheater quilt (the first one) looks great; sorry about the picture with ghost stripes! the sun was so strong that is the backing showing through! A sweet, simple lap quilt with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Just finished the pocket for my Hawaii Dreams Quilt. If you make quilts for charity as we do at First Baptist Church here in Okeechobee, consider including a label if you don't already. We make a pocket for the back of the quilt and put our label on it. You never know how seeing this verse from the Bible or seeing that someone they did not know made a quilt for them might affect the receiver of the quilt. We hear many stories of how quilts are received and perfectly match their new owners. These stories touch our hearts.
Do you dream in black and white? well this disappearing 9 Patch is a nod toward that theory, although since its laced with Hawaiian innuendo there must be some color sneaking in there. Some of the prints have an Asian influence, which also reminds me strongly of my visit to Hawaii. And its quilted with some flower motifs to complete the idea. There are some line drawings of Diamondhead and bits of Hawaiian maps too.
Made a study of architectural elements featuring the rectangle and the square. Squares and rectangles are everywhere, just like in quilts. These were what I call 60 mile an hour pictures, made from the passenger seat, but they can provide wonderful inspiration or reference for future work.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.