Wednesday, January 24, 2007


I've got a month


This is a good block of time to get something constructive done. I am planning on using my time wisely, since it is limited. When the kitchen is a mess, instead of fretting and whining, I tell myself to just give it a ten minute cleanup, and it is amazing what can be accomplished with a short burst of attention. I think this will work for me in the studio too. Not cleaning up, but making new work.
I recorded the process of making Grape Street and need to do more like this, keeping to a limited color scheme and size.
I really liked this quilt the best of the four that I brought with me to California, and was happy that it met with the approval of its eventually collector. Now that it is gone, I am even more intent on making similar pieces. Working in a series like this is my goal.

I will mix hand and machine stitching and try and finish a piece each day. Hey, if my sister Brooke can announce a goal like hers, then surely I must too. She is making larger pieces, one a week, which are just wonderful.
I am imagining a gallery wall hung with just my foot square pieces, one right after the other, in the order they were made. Later if that works, I will do a gallery wall of 18" square pieces.


Grape Street
As long as I am fantasizing, wouldn't it be nice to have a sister's quilt show with both of our works in it? I don't mean to pressure Brooke, but her work is definitely making me want to rise to the occasion.

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9 comments:

  1. bonnie9:33 AM

    Let me know when the "sister show" is because I want to be the first in line. Your fortune cookie should say: You are very focused and all your work will be rewarded. Smiles...

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  2. Anonymous9:34 AM

    I have just been looking at Brooke's blog, her work is indeed amazing!!! That second quilt is awesome. Unfortunately, I cannot comment on her blog as I am not a blogger.

    Can't wait to see your new works.

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  3. If you have a sisters quilt show, will you and Brooke do the fan dance from "White Christmas?" Y'know the one... 'Sisters, Sisters... there were never such devoted sisters...' ;0)

    Love the idea!

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  4. I KNOW that song! I have a recording done by Bette Midler and Linda Ronstadt. Perfect! We are totally gonna sing that song.

    O wait, I haven't told Brooke yet about the Sisters Show.

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  5. Anonymous4:12 PM

    I'm happy, that you went back to quiltmaking, I find your quilts more interesting than your pictures

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  6. Am I Bette Midler or Linda Rondstadt?
    And instead of fans, I think we should use semi-assembled pendant lamps from Ikea.

    I'm in!

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  7. Wow== Grape Street is well done-- tight, loose, controlled, unexpected -- I love the punch.

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  8. A sisters' quilt show! Wonderful idea! I've been trying to convince my younger brother who does funky urban graphics of something similiar! Keep dropping the hints with Brooke.

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