"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

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Blog?? What Blog??

Well, you throw hosting a holiday and a visit from out of state family into the mix creativity goes right out the window! Actually I think it has more to do with having to clean up the art "stuff". I really need to find an out-of-the-way place to work. Somewhere other than my living room!!! I haven't made a "normal" quilt in a while. This one is for my son's 5th grade teacher. She is expecting her first baby - a boy - in June. I used Dye-Na-Flow paints, and with the Art teacher as my conspirator, I had each child in the class "tie-dye" a square. I had them use squirt bottles of paint, and work over a piece of muslin. The muslin took the excess, and with a little beefing up, became the fabric that I used for the border. I think the quilt is adorable. I'm not sure why it is bowing in at the sides, because it is squared correctly, so I need to do a little investigating on that. I'm planning to take a photo of the kids with the top and then transfer it to some muslin and have them sign around the photo and this will be the label. I think she is going to love it!!! I'll be sure to post again when the quilt is done.
I have another painting in the works, and it is almost finished. And a wall hanging that just needs its embellishments. For the past year I have been participating in a Round Robin with my local quilt group and we get our completed tops back tonight. I'm so excited!!! The quilts are truly incredible. I'll post lots of pics when I can. I'd love to post a pic of the one I was in charge of putting the finishing row on, because it is absolutely stunning, but alas - my good friend Janice is the owner of this marvel, and she pops in here now and again to see what I am doing, so - sorry, Janice, but no dice! You'll just have to wait until tonight like the rest of us!!! ;o)

1 comment:

Clevelandgurlie said...

Girl.... you are a machine! How do you find the time? You no sooner finish one project that you are 1/2 complete with the next!!