It's no secret that I am among those who are appalled by and resistant to Trump and his administration. I made this little quilt because there has been a call for fiber art themed "Threads of Resistance." Probably preaching to the choir, but here is my first shot. There might be a second.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sayonara to all my postcard friends out there. Art will always be the best way to share ourselves.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Tomorrow I will carry another quilt (see below) as I join the Women's March in San Luis Obispo. Here's hoping that kindness, generosity, and vigilance will see us through.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
After resisting BOMs lo these many years of quilting, in 2016 I participated in a guild Block of the Month Challenge. We received instructions for eleven different log cabin blocks. Here is what I learned: it was kind of fun to make just one block a month, but by number eleven I was not loving them all together.
Not one to abandon a challenge, I whacked 9 of them in half, added some other smaller units, and three shades of blue. I assembled them into 12 Quilt-As-You-Go blocks backed by an assortment of stash fabrics. Both sides are whacky, but I'm done in time for the reveal at tomorrow's meeting.
Now to finish a BOM Challenge for my other guild. Stay tuned for more whacking.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This quilt is my response to a paint chip challenge for the Morro Bay Guild. The idea was to use only the colors from a paint chip card, plus one color of my choice. If you guess I added the orange, you are right. I call it "Senufu" for the African masks I quilted into the center of each shield shape.
As for my navel-gazing comments in the previous post, they're still bouncing around in my head.
However, my conscience won't let me abandon my promises and most of my UFOs. Sometimes plugging away is the only way face forward.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Lately I have been thinking about giving up quilting. As I approach the end of a 2 year project to have made a quilt for all my nieces and nephews--see above--the reasons for sewing more of them dwindle.
Not that I don't have plenty of projects lined up. But it's getting harder to answer the question Why make more?