First an idea is born. I decided one night while we were on the river property with my husband’s cousins that I must capture the moments of our campfire nights on fabric. I played with the idea in my head for a couple of years and reminded myself over and over that I must find time to create this quilt. A year ago I sewed the background, campfire stone ring, airstream, and each of the people. I folded it up and put it away. Last night I pulled it out and did the rest.
I still have lots of fine details to add. The faces have not been painted in yet. The loose threads must be cut. Appliqués need to be edged. Lastly the quilt (wall hanging) will need to be backed and bordered.
I enjoy using a variety of fiber arts and textures in my quilts. This one includes beading and crochet. I’ve used ribbon, wood, jute, wire, cotton, and thread.
The birth of an art quilt is quick, easy, and painless…the fine detail is tedious and time consuming. Blending each portion into the next is where the work comes in. Now, the playing is over and the real work begins!
Spin Cycle: Birth
Living in the Gap
April 5, 2012 – Runs with Scissors
Yes, that is my Indian name. I cut Dirt Man’s hair and proceed to clean up the hair. I lightly brush my fingers across the closed edge of my scissors to wipe off the loose hair. YOUCH…I feel the blade slicing my thumb! Good thing the scissors were not open or sharp for that matter! I pinch it with my index finger so I can get a bandaid on it before blood rises to the surface.