"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Finished, Again!




I did it again - finished something! This is my piece for the latest lesson in my "Self Expression" class for Quilt University. Success with each lesson is measured in finishing the assignment, not in what the thing looks like. This week, we had to start with a fabric that we did not like, for whatever reason, and make an 8.5 x 11" piece with it. This piece is actually 9 x 11.5" - oh well!



The fabric I picked is the background of the vertical stripe, and the lighter triangles. It's not bad, but the colors are very muddied and it looks like someone threw rice all over it. I decided it would make a fair background, and off I went. I added some gems and handmade tyvek (the stuff priority mail envelopes are made from) beads to give it some interest.


The funny thing is, when I finished it I thought - well, it's fine, but it's not really me. Of course, it is completely me, because I designed and created it from start to finish. So I'm not sure what I think of that...





2 comments:

SuZ said...

hey Michelle ! this piece is great!!! & you finished it too!!! I'm taking my 5th QU class...mermaid jacket this time...

Michelle said...

Thanks, Suz! Isn't that Mermaid Jacket class with Linda Schmidt? I am also taking Elements in Fabric with her - loving all the info but have kind of stalled out on the creating - the Self Expressions class took over! These are my first two QU classes - QU is such a great resource!