Friday, November 6, 2009

Going For It

This is my second post for day 6 of Art Every Day Month. I craved the chance to work on something new after this morning's endeavor, which just frustrated me. I've had these fabrics since the Houston Quilt Festival, about three weeks. Wonderful, fun, hand dyed fabrics that I bought from Marcia Derse. I wish I could go to her now to buy at least as many as I bought in Houston. If you want to see what I've done with the other fabrics I got from her, check out this link for my Happy quilt. That's the name I've finally given it. Just looking at it makes me happy. I hope to start hand quilting it very soon.
These fabrics remind me of a forest or of grasses. I don't know what will end up being made from them. I cut them free hand with scissors tonight. For me, that was a huge step! I've been afraid to do something like that, even though I've always wanted to. These fabrics were (for me) rather expensive. So, cutting them without a planned quilt in mind was a bit nerve wracking. But I did it! I will confess that I've only used part of the fabrics. I bought fat quarters of each, but cut any where from 1/4 to 1/2 of each fat quarter for this project. Of course, I know that I can always use more of any of the fabrics, but I'd like to make another quilt from these fabrics too and I'd like to bind both quilts from these fabrics. Needless to say, both quilts will be small. I hope to start some kind of sewing on this one tomorrow. I'm excited.


Lis said...

I say Go For It Big! Seems like a common theme we have going here ... holding on tightly to beautiful scraps of paper or fabric, fearful to "ruin" them by freeforming it. But it is so liberating, isn't it, to let go and let the magic unfold? Even when I seemingly muck things up, if I trust the art fairy, well, that mistake often is my ugly duckling that manifests a beautiful swan. (well, okay, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.)

I cannot wait to see what emerges this month ... I envy you your quilting and beading skills ... and your current project looks so dreamy yummy. Bravo!

pam q said...

This fabric rocks!

Love the colors!