Saturday, March 19, 2011

Personal Best

Just finished yesterday, Six Degrees ~ 17x23.5 inches, two pieces of fabric -- cotton on the right, linen/rayon on the left -- discharged with bleach.  The circle side was soy wax batiked then discharged.  The painted circles (with white centers) were appliqued on.  Since there were large areas without any quilting, I hand quilted each spot through all layers before adding each bead.  I normally just bead onto the top surface because there's enough quilting to hold the piece together.

This piece is a personal best for me.  I'm just loving it.

With all the rain we had this week, we also had numerous rainbows in Fortuna.  One in particular that happened at the end of day as I was driving home on Wednesday, was SO brilliant that it looked like a color wheel in the sky.  I could hardly believe just how saturated the colors were.  A peak experience!  And speaking of rain, there's more in the forecast everyday for the next week.  Fortunately there are moments when it lets up and the sun breaks through.  But it's getting pretty soggy up here on the North Coast.  However, I am NOT complaining!  I'd still rather be here than anywhere else in the world.

Well, I've gotten a late start today and there's lots to do.  Hope you have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Gerrie said...

I love it!!

Jan said...

I especially love the beading. Very nice.

Sandy said...

It is very nice.

Meg in Nelson said...

You must be feeling elated, Connie. Congratulations.

Dotti said...

This piece is so well done. I love the coppery tones of the discharge against the black...and the white just makes it all pop. I've also been doing discharge and have been having a hard time finding a good black that discharges to yield that coppery glow...not all black fabrics are equal! Are you by chance using Kona cotton? dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary K. McGraw said...

Fabulous colors you unearthed when you discharged and what a great design.

Diane said...

Wonderful. That rich copper color is so satisfying. And all of those beads! Love it.

Alice said...

It is a handsome piece. It has a feeling of balance and repose, very satisfying.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

A favourite.