Sunday, October 09, 2011

a good sundays work

I've been up before the sun putting little bits of cloth together until I decide I liked the way things look.


The bristle of all the pins is distracting so my next step is to baste the whole piece with great leaping jumps of a single strand of blue thread..easy to cut and pull out as I need to along the way.


It's very easy to lose sight of the whole picture during this part of the process. Strokes for the sake of taking them won't add up.


All the cloths I've chosen are loose and open - the thread and needle pass through with almost no resistance - quite probably more than one of those little red spots is my blood.





So easy to be sidetracked by the juicy splendor of the individual fabrics but it will be easy to make design revisions before settling in the stitching that ties everything together, the marks that will make it whole.





1300 posts. really? 
Should I throw a party?

13 comments:

Els said...

Love your Sunday's work!
Yeah throw a party why not!
Life is short so enjoy it !!!!

Serena said...

will there be a stripper? ;)

love this!

cutting the basting out is a really fabulous part of quilting.

but i really enjoy cutting things.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

ok..i'll try again..last time a
"box" came up inviting me to BlogSpot...
I really really love looking at this and the one in the last post.
both are so visually satisfying to me...just so great to behold.
and also what i wanted to say is how much i am learning about color from you...from your cloth that i
have and then use, and just from looking here...
thanks SOOO much,
oh...i can see some of it looking from behind this comment box...two turquoise eyes...ahhhhhhh,

Diana Angus said...

If you have the party, we will ALL come!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

it's a little late in the day, but i am STILL coming back to look at this
it is really just so
....well, i love it.
is it
snakey to you?
i always dislike suggesting things
that are not intended............

Jeannie said...

I love looking at this. The fabric play so nicely together. I really like the close up shot where I can see the weave. What do you want me to bring to the party? I make a mean margarita and guacomole! Congrats!!!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

more looking
and oh yes, juicy splendor.

tiedyejudy said...

I like where this is going! Especially like the background fabric with the grid... nice contrast to the organic shapes on top. Long as the party is on-line, I'll be there! Otherwise, I usually doze off way too early to be able to make the night-life scene! ;->

Cat said...

I like the circles against the grid - that fabric is fabulous! I love it!

bj said...

The colors are gorgeous...so subtle and yet complex. The gridded base cloth is interesting as well. It must be difficult deciding which part to cover and which part to let peek through. I love your work!

Deb said...

thanks everyone...if there is anything representational evident at this point, it's in your head..I really try to avoid it but almost always wind up with pieces that are populated with beings doing things.

bj said...

Each viewer can tell their own stories, populating the cloth with their individual experiences and imaginings.

Serena said...

i've always found art more meaningful when there's a little bit of choose your own adventure involved.