I’m thinking of taking the axe to this quilt:
Window Seat 30"w, 37"h
I love its graphic nature but never felt it really worked in totality….plus I’ve just agreed to make itsy bitsy pieces for a local Art charity auction thingie (and don’t we get sick of requests for these!). Usually, if I think it’s a very worthy cause and I feel guilty (they’re good at that!) because I’ve benefited from the facility myself, and with my education (12 years in a convent school), I know guilt must be expiated (!), I send a piece. So Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Penland School of Crafts both got big pieces from me this year – and last year and, come to think of it, the year before that too…at this rate I won’t need to worry what happens to my quilts when I pop me clogs!
And then, a local (Athens, GA) art venue (Athica) put a nice little twist on the sale of the art. All the pieces are to be the same size (a half sheet of paper, i.e. 5.5” x 8.5”) and will be anonymous. The artist will sign the piece on the back. You won’t know who made the art until you purchase it!! However, there will be a full list of the artists participating in all the publicity, so you can have fun finding out which is who!!! I'd love to see this done in the art quilt world!!
I’d just turned down several other requests so the old guilt thing was feeling pretty active and I really like the idea of seeing all the work pinned up together on one wall and trying to figure out who did what, so I set to and made three little pieces and they came out so much better than I ever expected. I never thought I could make a “quilt” as small as this that would have very much presence at all but I’m quite happy with these.
And so now of course, I’m sharpening my cutting tools and have the quilt at the very top of the post (Windowseat) laid out on the (ha!) CUTTING table!!!! (so well named!). Not quite sure how it’s going to be butchered just yet but I feel there will be some prime cuts available very soon!! and I’ll post them in the “pages” that are linked at the top of this blog.
Sorry for sparse cogitations recently, too much family stuff and teaching stuff!
Just havn't been able to sit and think much, or even just sit for that matter! And, if you have been, thanks for reading! And let me know if you're interested in a "cut"!!