Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cottonwood Summer

This is Cottonwood Summer, 26 x 17 inches, completed today.

Both this piece and its mate, Late Spring, look much better in the flesh than they do photographed.  But so be it.

After a lovely birthday dinner last night with a girlfriend, I watched The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, which I think I liked the best of the Stieg Larsson trilogy -- probably because of the sense of closure it gave.

I also have a new favorite actor, Noomi Rapace -- if you haven't Googled her to see who she might be in real life, check out these images.  She's quite a lovely woman. 

Tomorrow I'm planning to add facings to three quilts completed over the last six months, to give them more ballast so they hang better.  These are pieces where I preserved the raw edge of the fabric on the edges of the quilt, by turning the backing toward the front and over the batting, and then stitching or fusing the edge of the quilt top down onto that. 

What I plan to do tomorrow is hand stitch finished strips about 2" wide right near the edges of the quilt on the back.  I'll have to take the sleeves off first but that won't be a problem.

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Jan said...

I saw the first film and chickened out on the next two, but I could change my mind. I did really like the books, which will forever be associated with my trip last summer.

This quilt is splendid--so glad I checked it out here!


Jan said...

And Noomi IS quite wonderful--I'd love to see her in some other films.

Judy said...

Love your quilt! It's always so satisfying to me to see your fabrics as you create them, and then to see them in your quilts. This piece is beautiful and I would have loved to have been there when you took the cottonwood photograph.
I loved the Stieg Larrson trilogy, and am still in mourning for him....selfish, I know, as I was so addicted to those three books!


Anonymous said...

Very beautiful. I love how you mix your layers of colors, not only in the dyeing of the fabric but in your composition. Wonderful work!

Vicki W said...

That's lovely!

Irene said...

It's a lovely collage, Connie. I love the fragility of the tree and the tender colors of the surrounding fabrics. You've outdone yourself. I can't wait to see the movies that were made of the trilogy. Those are on my list of things to do.

Lorraine said...

Happy belated Connie! Am loving the colours you've used as well as the image!

Chris Gray said...

I love those fabrics ...and the colours...

..and a Happy Belated Birthday from me too :-)