Sunday in the Studio - Design Wall Monday
Crosses II 37" by 24" hand dyed cotton by the artist machine pieced, machine quilted So I managed to keep the promise I made to myself to be more productive on Sunday. Not only did I manage to get 4 - count them - 4 loads of laundry done (which means clean underwear for tomorrow - yay!) but I also spent hours and hours in the studio painting and quilting. Yep - you read that right - painting ! If you've been paying attention you know that I'm not this big lover of the surface design end of art quilting. I mean - yeah - I resent understand that I need to dye my own fabric and occasionally add some kind of design on it for my work - but I'm not this big fan. It all seems a bit messy - a bit expensive and well - okay - a bit scary (even after a 5 day class with Jane Dunnewold! ) So I don't often get out my paints. That said, this week I got my order from C&T's publishing's warehouse sale. Included was Mikey Lawler's SkyQuilts book. She makes it look so easy and reminded me that - Paint is my friend. So after reading her book - twice - I pulled out the supplies - searched out some nice Kona Cotton pieces and mixed up some sunset colors. Why sunsets? Well, all summer, I've been meaning to play with the some small quilt ideas centered around the Lake Erie and its gorgeous beaches. Now here was my chance! Really, it wasn't too hard either. Basically, you just wet down th...