Back from my whirlwind trip to Italy, full of new ideas, sensory overload, unable to settle down and start something new (well, sorta). I committed, (yet again) to get some pieces finished. So stick a fork in 'er, she's done! 44" x 68" of heavy quilting.
This old gravel road is long gone.
I had taken lots of photos before everything changed on the farm and chose to document some of my memories in fabric. A sign of changing times, new roads to be traveled, out with the old, in with the new,
you get my drift.
So, since I am not able to totally commit to machine quilting for hours on end, I did play around with some more ideas on the side.
A couple of months ago, I got waylaid by 3/4" hexies. Hundreds of hexies later, and several design idea changes, I am hand piecing (gasp) in a semi improv fashion. I think I will call it "secret garden".
|currently approximately 33" x 30ish and growing.|
And then, there's the boxes of solids strips still hanging around from the Nancy Crow workshop last year. Cannot seem to get them out of my system. As if I don't use them, it will be a total waste. Time to change that thought, doncha think? Oh well, I did have a flashback idea as I was digging through those boxes waiting for something brilliant to happen. The sights of Venice, Pisa, Sienna, Florence, Rome worked it's way into this.
|the colors are not showing up correctly on my computer , |
(read terribly off), so
|I thought it might be a good idea to change it to gray tones to see how|
the design and values are working.
yet to be determined.
The ideas are still flowing. Maybe I can stick to one of these for a finish before I begin another. hahahahahahahaha