Farm Fresh Fabric Fondling..Quilting..Knitting and Dyeing .Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
well.. almost except for the binding in this last shot.... but my "binder"( Hi Mom!) has since reported it being completed... Sometimes when working on a single project for an extended period of time ( it's been a year) it is hard to get a clear perspective . In this case the ( almost) finished project left me feeling a bit wanting. I was stressing it and second guessing myself ( unusual because 95% of the time the quilt top has been created by the client.....this was that 5% where is was all my design but still dictated by the scarves themselves) Then my Mom suggested we put it on the bed. That made ALL the difference. Now I am confident that whichever residence( Texas or Indiana) it calls home , will be just the right place for it to be viewed used and enjoyed! I learned a LOT about working with silk from this project,mostly that it has a mind of its own. I did enjoy the challenge of taking these "ruined" scarves and creating a new useful and ( hopefully) aesthetically pleasing piece that will remind the owner of the memories and events each scarf signifies.
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!