Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year & It's finally done!!!

This will be my last post of 2010.   I've done way better on blogging this year than last year.   Hopefully - next year will see even more posts (if anyone out there is reading them).

Finally done (well except for the hanging sleeve) is my quilt for the RAFA Arts Council show to be held in March.   Our RAFA (Rochester Area Fibre Artists) will have a display at the Rochester Arts Council office for the entire month of March.   Last year I didn't have one in their show - I was new to the group, didn't have time after it was announced - blabbity, blabbity, blabbity!  When I saw the book they published with all the pictures, I knew I wanted to be in it this year.   I almost wasn't - due to the move and all, I sort of lost my impetus and steam on finishing projects.   But the idea for my quilt was always percolating in the back of my head and a small voice was telling me I could still get it done in time.   So, I charged ahead, starting right after Thanksgiving - a month later it is done.

 This was the inspiration photo on the left!
The photo on the right was of the orange lichen
all over the side of the gorge.

 At the left is the completed quilt.  I used 2 different
fabrics, cut different size strips of each and put them
together Ricky Tims style.   I thought they fit perfectly.

On the right is a closeup of the leaves and the cheesecloth I added below the leaves.   The leaves are done entirely of thread - lots and lots and lots of thread.

There are bright orange beads to depict the orange lichen on the walls.
Another closer viewof the cheesecloth.

All in all, I'm very happy with this quilt. I tried some different techniques and am please with the texture they added.

My resolution for the new year is to find more time for play and for my creative endeavors.   I am grateful for my artsy friends who keep me inspired with their ideas and their support.    My wish is for a healthy and prosperous new year for all of us.

1 comment:

  1. Look awesome E~. Not sure I ever saw the pic it was based on. Great work.
    I love my artsy friends too!