Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Work in Progress Wednesday


Rarely, if ever am I happy with what I create in a workshop.  I took a curved piecing workshop oh so many years ago.  In that workshop, a very kind lady gave me a piece of pink floral fabric because the colours went so well with the colours I was using.  True, the colours matched but the style of that fabric was so wrong.  Over the years I have returned to that piece to try to make it right and had no success, see the top photo.  I have wanted to throw it out but just couldn't bring myself to do that.  This week I decided to cut it up to see what would happen.  I used my favourite tree shape as it always makes me happy.  I then applied some gold transfer foil and some gold fabric paint (an ode to Klimt).  I quite like these trees!  I think I have enough to create one more of them.  I am not exactly sure what I will do with these trees but it will come to me.
On another note, I do an art program with seniors.  Yesterday while teaching I chatted with one of the volunteers.  She is an avid quilter.  She has agreed to sew together blocks that I have my seniors create.  We plan to then auction/raffle off the quilt so they can use the money for more programs.  My seniors have very limited abilities and we won't be able to sew our blocks.  I am thinking of having them paint/stamp their blocks.  Any other suggestions/ideas?

I am linking to
https://www.quiltfabrication.com/
http://www.esthersquiltblog.com/
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

Pat .F in Winnipeg said...

Would they be able to stencil? Colour a bit with fabric crayons? Even a scribble can be a contribution.