Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sweet Springs 62" x 64"

It started with a "color run" of hand dyed cotton created by my friend Kristin, which I used for the geese.  The "sky" surrounding the geese is a couple of blue gradation fabrics.  And the piecing comes from Ricky Tims' Dimensional Flying Geese technique.  

Way out of my usual color comfort zone, I think this quilt emerged to be a very structured and masculine composition.  Perfect, I hope, as a gift for my nephew Chris who recently completed his Police Academy studies.  (May he never have cause to draw his weapon.)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Coastal Intrusion 66" x 66" 2015

In February of this year, one of my favorite quilters, Joe Cunningham, taught a class here in my new coastal home.  He calls it "Rock the Block, Album Style."  Although there is a plan to slicing and sewing one's chosen fabrics, it's rarely evident in the end result.

However, my final composition for this quilt seems, in an abstract way, to illustrate an environmental issue I need to learn more about.  Sea water intrusion is a big concern in the aquifer from which my town draws its potable water.  To say nothing of the sea level rise that climate change will certainly bring.  But one could say the intrusion goes both ways, right?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dining Light


My love affair with the coast continues unabated, so how could I walk away from this drum pendant lamp?  I actually did.  But weeks later I visited the artist's shop again, with husband in tow, and we didn't walk away without it.  We can't afford a house with a view, but now we only have to light up the dining room.  Here's a link to the artist:  RowanChaseStudio.com

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Back Art

At last I sewed something in my new house!  A small pillow for the small of my back.  So glad I saved this piece of fabric I painted years ago.  But there wasn't enough of it, so a strip of "stones" was my solution.

Because we hope to have enough visitors for two guest rooms, my sewing furniture and supplies are divided between our three bedrooms.  I do a lot of trotting:-)  Tomorrow I get to take my first local class sponsored by Bear Valley Quilt Guild here in Los Osos.  Joe Cunningham!  One of my favorite quilt artists/teachers.  www.joethequilter.com/  

Friday, February 13, 2015

Morning Reflection

An iceberg of glass,
captures a morning sunbeam,
pooling reflection.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Night Light

Midnight. Awakened.
 Our skylight fully aglow.
Sleep returns, moon lit.