Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Love Crumbs

Please bear with me.  I am just starting out as a blogger and am fumbling around a bit.  My first post (Sept 24, 2011) was done with the help of Teresa.  I kept is short as I wanted to get something out there and not kill too much time.  With all the chatting, questions, and Teresa's patient explanations, we managed to kill a few more hours than I had anticipated.   Teresa,  thank you so much for your help. I am sure I will be knocking at your door again.

Since the New Year, I have been quietly "making fabric",  influenced by Victoria's 15 minutes play mentioned in the previous post.  It has become a wonderful way to work  play with my scraps.  Here are some examples:

But long before I knew about 15 minutes play, I was growing a quilt from my scraps  crumbs. I couldn't throw my little scraps away. They were little bits; many were smaller than 1.5" x 2."  One day I decided to sew bits and pieces together and see what came of it.

This quilt is still growing.  I have no idea when it will be done or how big it will be. I'm not in a hurry.  I don't work on it every day or even have it out all the time.  Next time I feel overwhelmed by all my projects, I'll make another section and attach it.   It is another form of "fabric therapy". Right? Teresa?  

In love with crumbs...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

quilts of the past

Fenestre Ouverte by Matisse

In June 2011, Victoria ( issued a challenge.  Take a work of art for inspiration, use solid fabric only, and create a 15"x15" quilt to swap with another challenge member.

I chose this picture.

I created the quilt on an island in Maine with no electricity, so the whole thing was hand pieced and hand quilted.

I tried several versions before I was satisfied.

This is the quilt I sent off to Laura.  I called it "Fragments of Matisse" or "Views from a Window."

under the influence of 15 minutes play! -  Kathy