Thanks to everyone for your well wishes concerning my most recent biopsy. Just after Barker and I returned from our early morning walk, the phone rang and it was the Dr's office. Amy, the nurse, sounded bright and chipper, and then delivered the fantastic news that all is well! YIPPEE!!! I'm rejoicing in my good fortune!
I am taking an Art Quilt Exploration class with Jane LaFazio, over at Joggles. I adore Jane and her beautiful work. She is such an inspiration for me, so I hope that some of her ideology and techniques will rub off on me over the next few weeks! It's been several days since I've had a chunk of time to devote to real fabric play, and I was getting antsy about getting behind in our assignments. Before I could begin this week's landscape quilt, I had to do some serious cleaning of my work table:
Can you believe that I can let things get so darned messy??? I can always find 30 minutes or so to explore more bead making techniques a la Sherrill Kahn, and that seems to be where the total lack of organization is coming from! I just love, love, love making the beads and painting the paper!!!
I really wish I had taken a picture after I had the entire surface clear of debris, but I was so excited over the prospect of actually getting started on my landscape quilt that I forgot...and then there were piles of fabric everywhere!
Here was one of my auditioned layers of fabric:
Jane told me to bump the yellow/orange that I was putting second down to the bottom, so I did that, and then left it for a while. When I returned, I started cutting and playing around a little bit more. Here is how it is looking now:
I still think it needs a little something before I begin sewing all of the layers together. What do you think? Is there too much 'sameness' in the middle of the quilt?
YES WE CAN!!!