Do you remember last time when I showed you the gorgeous fabrics that I drooled over for so long, the ones I finally got my hands on from my LQS? The beauties created by one of my very favorite fabric artists, Malka Dubrawsky? And.....do you remember the cool blocks and warm blocks that I made to mimic her stuff? Well, I finished the quilt. It's not very big at about 25 inches square, but you be the judge:
I thought I did a pretty good job, right? After all, I followed all the rules in her book about being sort of wonky and I used a scissors to cut all my fabrics and not a rotary cutter as I went along...........BUT.........apparently, a bit of ME snuck in there without me even realizing it. Do you see the white? Hello!! It seems to be my signature because I was informed that rarely does Malka use pure white in her quilts. Especially that style of quilt. SO...............I goofed! And, do you know what I say? Too bad! I like it! AND, so does my quilt shop because at this very moment, it is hanging in there to help sell the "stitch in color" line. (Not that it really needs any help, but my LQS has tons of fabrics and any little visual thing helps! I'm sure you get it.) So, I guess I'll have to make another one, only bigger next time! And do you know what? I'm thinking that the next one will have white in it too! So there!! I like white! And, apparently it's getting to be my signature......e-gads!!
On another note, I've still been having fun creating all the goofy stuff in my head and since I'm involved in another doll sized quilt swap, I can make them to my hearts content until I have to get serious and really create what my partner would (hopefully) cherish. I will tell you that she wants whimsey.........(don't you all jump up and down at once now, okay??) I have taken a different direction lately, I know, but who wants to do the same stuff all the time??????? I will get back there soon!! Promise! This time though, I might try to piece most of the stuff instead of fusing it. (A small challenge is good! I keep telling myself!) For now though, this is my latest project. I wanted to create an industrial setting. A downtown, if you will. First I drew it:
Then I got to work:
And I continued:
(You can click on the pictures to go to my Flickr and read the explanations on the bottom of the photos.)
As of this writing, I am still plugging away hand stitching all the windows down. What a thankless job! This wasn't my plan in the beginning, but once I started, I realized how much better it would look with all of them somewhat identical. I'm hoping I can finish them today. (Lord give me strength!! It's sooo boring!!!!) Right now, I'm thinking of a border in white (duh...hello???) I think it will make the white in the buildings pop! We'll see! Wish me luck! Until next time..............