"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

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Minor Breakthrough

I have figured out how to use the scanner with this borrowed computer and so now I can finally share some of the things I am working on. I should have a new computer soon, but until then, at least I am not totally cut off from the blogging world!
I am working on a baby quilt for a dear friend of mine. Her baby shower is this Friday ... at MY house ... so you know what I will be doing this week. I promised her a baby quilt, and although I'm sure she'd take an IOU, I'd really like to give it to her on Friday. These are the two 6" blocks that will make up the quilt. I have 14 of them done. Not sure how many I want to make, but I know I need to make more!!!
I tie dyed two pieces of fabric. One is a spiral done in Cayman Island Green, Bright Yellow, and um, I don't remember the third color, but it's an aqua/turquoise type. The other was done by banding portions of the fabric and dyed with orchid, caribbean blue, and aquamarine. I love how the different colors show up in random ways when the fabrics are cut up. I think it's going to make a really nice quilt. She doesn't know the sex of the baby, so hopefully it will work for either a boy or a girl. I think it will.

7 comments:

Dotti said...

Great colors Michelle! BTW...we all miss you out here in the bloggosphere! Your work is fun to follow!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

OH so very lovely Michelle! It will be great for boy or girl! Too bad we weren't closer, we would pop that baby on the longarm machine and have it quilted up in no time! I can hardly wait to see it finished.

Clevelandgirlie said...

A beautiful quilt, made with your beautiful fabric, given by your beautiful heart! The perfect gift.
XO

studioGypsy said...

reallly beautimous, michelle! xo

morningDove said...

i love the colors. you do such great dye work and i'm glad i have a piece of that part of your art.
your friend will love the quilt.

Threadhead said...

I love it Michelle...

Fannie said...

Your generosity is showing . . . again. It will be a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.