Friday, October 9, 2009

Missing Quilting

I've spent a lot of time in the studio this week getting ready to do other things ~ bubble jet setting more fabric for another round of suminagashi, mixing thickened dyes for more deconstructed screen printing, making up and spreading potato dextrin on fabric, which is now completely dry and waiting to be dyed or painted.

And I realized this morning that I've been missing quilting. My 10x10" weekly quilts aren't enough, and I haven't had any other immediate quilting projects. True, I have a couple of possibilities on my design wall awaiting further inspiration. But nothing right at hand.

So I grabbed this photo which has been hanging on my bulletin board, and it inspired me to create the quilt top in the first image. I thought it was pretty much done when I completed it this morning, but I see now that I'll probably go back in and do a bit more before I actually quilt it.

It's exciting because this is something I've wanted to do ~ find quilt inspiration in unusual photographs. And speaking of that, I've been thinking more about my personal quilting challenge for 2010, and at this point I've decided to do two quilts each month, one inspired by my paper collages, and one inspired by my textural photographic images.

And speaking of quilting challenges, I'm looking for a small group of art quilters to join to do periodic challenges, something similar to the Twelve By Twelve group. So if any of my readers are in a group like this and looking for another partner, or want to start something like this, please let me know!

And off the subject entirely, take a good look at the word "twelve" for a few moments, and it looks very strange, indeed!

10 comments:

Connie Rose said...
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Sandra Rude said...

Fellow blogspot members have no difficulties.

Bravo on the 2010 goals. I'm in the process of setting my own goals for next year, and you're an inspiration. It may be I'll push myself farther because of *your* good goal setting.

Vivika said...

Connie,

Your piece is stunning - I am currious about the photograph. What is it? And, I am interested in the challenges. It is always good to spread your wings and try new things. Contact me via email if you have any information about them.

Vivika

Sue B said...

hi Connie, I would be interested in being involved in an art quilt challenge group too. Let me know if you start something up.

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful piece, Connie! As usual!
I would love to follow the challenges, but I'm terrified of committing to another 'commitment'! I have loads going on these days, and would hate to join then find I can't keep up with the rest of you. But I will continue to be inspired by all you do!

Vicki W said...

Connie, I'd love to be involved in a challenge. I probably couldn't pull off something monthly, but bi-monthly would work. Let me know if you want some help setting up and coordinating.

Mandi said...

I would enjoy a challenge group, if you are starting one or looking for co-founders. I have been so lazy about finishing anything because I'm not entering shows. I need a little kick to get me going!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Always an inspiration and a delight to see your work. If I was capable of doing any sort of art I would be clamouring to join you. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and the process.

Diane Wright said...

I'd be interested in your challenge too! I'm leaving tomorrow noonish for three weeks in Africa where I think I will mostly not be email accessible. I'll check when I return Nov 3. It sounds like a wonderful challenge to look forward to. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Alexander said...

Connie, Love your work and would love to be in a small challenge group. I have been thinking of doing this for a while but just haven't gotten around to it. Let me know if you start one.