Friday, November 04, 2011

Sunny Jim gives direction...


I've been thinking about the creative dichotomy I work in with fabric, swinging from making art cloth that, (ostensibly) winds up in art quilts and making traditional bedwear. "Sunny Jim" above and "Big Muddy" below have reminded how both approaches meet in the middle with satisfying results - putting my art to work while soothing my frugal Yankee work ethic. I work...so does my art.

Somehow, in my morning blog slogging I came across Amy Ellis' Bloggers Quilt Festival. With only hours to participate I'm linking up Sunny Jim. Did I mention there are Prizes to win? And later spend some time rummaging around here too.


Winter looms long and dreary so I plan on working out ways to incorporate many of the fabrics I have been dyeing over the recent months. Stabilizing "tender" cloth with be part of the that challenge- don't want my blankets falling apart in the first round of wash and dry! 



13 comments:

sunt said...

Wow! That really *is* a dose of instant sunshine! I also like very much the blue/purpley-blue contrasts in the second.

Hazle

Kit Lang said...

Deb, I love your Sunny Jim (gorgeous, happy, wonderfully made - you can see the art in it); but I can't see your second quilt at all.

If it's a link from Flickr than that's why (for some reason I can't see Flickr pics in blogs at work); but if it's not - there may be a problem.

Anyway - welcome to the BQF - it's lovely to see you participate in it. I wish more art quilters would!

Heidi said...

both quilts are gorgeous, though I prefer the sunny quilt . Maybe because it's dreary outside :-)
But I love the contrast between the brown and the teal fabric, too

susan christensen said...

UMMM! Deb, I am so glad that I found your blog (thru Spirit Cloth)... I will be back often! -sus

Serena said...

these are both fabulous.

are those cotton bolls??

Margaret said...

awesome abstract quilts~

Margaret
msolomo1@maine.rr.com
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

These are both beautiful. It's so nice to see 2 of your quilts here. Going off to check out the links...

stitchinpenny said...

Sunshine and highlights. A great quilt.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

That is so pretty! I just love the colors. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Kathy said...

Love the yellow! Thanks for sharing your work... well done!

deemallon said...

you are right - the marriage of beautiful, artfully-created fabrics and traditional quilting works in these two pieces... stunning!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

what fab quilts - great colours. You must have an amazing stash, LOL

Marit said...

I love the combination of your art designs with the traditional piecing. Great colors in both quilts. Now I really want to check out your links...