Friday, August 16, 2013

Special Merit Award

For this quilt I received the Special Merit Award given by the Light Space & Time Gallery in their Botanicals 2013 Art Exhibition. In total 704 entries were received and as far as I could see I am the only one who won a price or award with fiber art. Check out the link to see what other people entered.
I am linking this to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday's.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Life at the Beach continued

Progress on this little quilt is steady, but slow. I can blame this partly on the weather, but also on the fact that I did not know exactly how I wanted to create this. My first idea was to strip piece the sand and wavy cut blues for the water and sky so that they would go over the whole width of the quilt. But I admit I had doubts if that would look good so I changed my mind. After I had completed the sand part I created separate strips for the water/sky. The downside of doing this was that there was a very clear straight line between sand and water. Hmmm not what I wanted. I wanted a more smooth transition from sand to water. Looking through my stash of sheers and lutrador I settled upon two different blues of thin lutrador. Stitched this together with the sand and water strips and then used my heat gun on it. I have to say I like this effect. Hopefully it will not take me a whole two more weeks to complete this quilt .

Friday, August 02, 2013

Life at the Beach

The title of this blog post is where I want to be at the moment :-), but instead of that I am in my - very hot - studio working on a new quilt. The theme for August for Sky is the Limit is Life at the Beach and I decided that I want to do some strip piecing for this quilt. Here is what I have done so far:
The fabric I am using is a discharged one. I remember that I tied knots in the black kona and that it took so long to unravel those knots that the fabric was actually way to much discharged. But never throw away a fabric because it did not turn out how you wanted it. It has the perfect color and design to be fabric for a sandy beach.
Two strips are pieced, four more to go. I am linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.