|just a corner of it here...|
And Jesica's quilt made from her late grandmother's stash will be done too. I've been slowly putting blocks together and spent hours pressing them. I sent her photos and we've been discussing the arrangements before they all get stitched together. That shouldn't take long once the layout is confirmed. That stage - from blocks to completed top - is always very fast.
Finally, I'll be reworking this piece into a larger quilted wall hanging for a new B.C. resident who left the prairies. She found me on Etsy and commissioned it from me for her own house-warming gift. Sweet! "Telephone Poles Along Highway 7" came from this photo. I added a larger third pole on the right of my piece (see yesterday's post).
I just love working from my photos! I'll make new works for the next showing of my work which will be on Sunday, May 29th with a group exhibit. I have in mind: trains, fence posts, more ditches full of wildflowers, and the old grain elevators too. sigh. I can't wait to start those! I've already decided they will be more of the same style: fabric collaged, thread painted & hand embroidered scenes under glass in frames. Those were so well received, and so incredibly enjoyable to create. Here are some more photos I'm considering stitching out.
|aren't they the cutest!!?|
|I can imagine layers and layers from this one.|
I set them all in high contrast before I stitch them. It brings out the depth and the understated details that can really make a picture POP.
p.s. I'll let you in on a little surprise. !!! Actually, it's a BIG surprise. I will be the featured artist in the spring 2012 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread magazine with my latest works. I am going to work extra hard to make the most lovely creations I can for that issue. The work in that magazine is truly stunning and incredibly tasteful. Because they are all sold so fast, I will have to photograph my work through all the stages in high resolution.
Oh! And the owl quilt which has been claimed for Baby Bell #4. Yes... that will get done too!
For more works in progress from other sewists, check out Lee's blog at FRESHLY PIECED.