Friday, February 12, 2010

Sunnyside of the Street
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Sunnyside of the Street, unquilted cottons, machine pieced 36x21"
I was putting away the leftovers from the previous day and found some patchwork that I had made last winter. I deconstructed it and inserted roof shapes just to see what I could make from the parts. It was fun and faster than starting from scratch, which I'll do tomorrow.
The good thing is that I used up scraps and leftover parts, not letting it get too serious.
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While cleaning out another storage box, I found this old piece, fused, painted and hand dyed. Fused already to batting and just awaiting quilting. The painted fabrics are painted with diluted acrylics and have a matte finish, and are a bit more 'sturdy' feeling than plain fabrics. I remember the name was 15 Crosses.
I was going through a phase of wanting to work in a series and this was one of about six pieces that I made during that time. I used different from my usual cheerful colorways and this one was about the cheeriest of the bunch, but still kind of dark and murky in the contrasting dark bits.

I think I got the idea of series work after doing this and it was semi-a good experience, altho not one single piece in the series got my "I love it" vote.

10 comments:

  1. Just love it - reminds me of living at home by the sea and the rows of beach huts.

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  2. Fun! And almost instant gratification! WooHoo!

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  3. Looks like a circus to me!

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  4. Very fun and happy - just like you! :)

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  6. I like it - it makes me think but it also adds confusion. I would like to have seen the whole series though so it would fit in a frame of reference.

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  7. Sunnyside of the street is great! It has a beach-y feel to me.

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  8. love what you did with the acrylics and then the contrast. Big "Wow!" from me!!

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