Thursday, July 27, 2017

A few pieces finished

This week I finished a few pieces, the green silk piece is done except for the sleeve.
35"H x 38"W

Have no idea what to name it. It was dyed using thickened dyes and originally was going to be a whole cloth quilt(back in 2009 when I did it). I wasn't thrilled with it after dying it and put it in my reject basket. Earlier this year I pulled it out, cut it up into squares and rearranged them.It's still not one of my favorites but at least I'm happier with this version.

I finished the hand stitching on a small piece of vintage fabric that had been rusted and tea dyed.

I plan to mount this on to a canvas and have been auditioning colors to paint the canvas.

I've chosen the middle color and have one coat of paint on the canvas. I've started stitching a companion piece that was dyed at the same time.

Also got two of the donation quilts quilted and bound.

Weekly Stitching
 Signs of Life: the five universal shapes.
wk #30

Thirty weeks 

The next group will be  bit different. I've ripped a piece off of this canvas that I have had in Studio B for several years. I would pull it out every once in a while and add something to it, after some recent additions I called it done.
I ripped about nine inches off the left side because I didn't care for the red in the upper corner. I will use part of what I ripped off. The shapes will be appliqu├ęd on and for them I'm using some faux suede upholstery samples that I've been saving for over twenty-five years. Time to use them or get rid of them.

I'm not sure what I'm doing yet but I have faith that it will somehow come together. 

2017 Daily Stitching #2, days 45-51

Lots more french knots

I'll be linking to "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".


  1. I like your lime green piece, although it may have something to do with love of lime green, but I like all the movement below the quiet upper portion. I see machine quilting, I think, but no hand stitching on this one.

  2. I'm a firm believer that the only decision to make is what to do next with a piece. Like you, Linda, I trust it will eventually come together. Even does most of the time. :)

  3. I love the stitching on the red, blue and white part of that quilt.

  4. I love that line... "I have faith that it will somehow come together"! That belief is such an important part of the creative process.
    Enjoy your stitching!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

  5. I love how you just play until the project feels done. Happy stitching!