Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Treehouse 7


Treehouse #7 
Hand dyed and commercial cottons, fused, hand and machine quilted. 15x15.5" $250 SOLD


It was fun to get back into the swing of making the new piece, especially since I was 'mindful' of everything that I was doing so I could record the process. And having the new studio floor helped a lot. I swept, vacuumed and mopped it while I avoided working. That is part of the process too, which we rarely admit.

I took my time with the embroidery, and hand quilting and yet it seemed to be finished in no time at all. I guess I am in the zone. It's really great to be able to leave the fabric out and just close the door at the end of the work day without having to worry that things will be in the way.

The red-orange house is so yummy against that lime and purple. I love when that happens. 

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful! The colors and composition make me smile.

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  2. Gorgeous! Loved watching how you put this together. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. FANTASTIC! I love all the dots, both fused and embroidered, coming out of that piece of commercial fabric!

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  4. Such a beautiful piece of art. And the stitching is perfect!
    Debbie

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  5. Hello Melody, I am a big fan from Maine. I watched, "The Art of Quilting" many times and wish there was a REAL Chicago school of fusing. Would love to join you gals.
    Anyway, $2.10 and hour was pretty good money back then. I was making $1. and when I graduated it jumped to $50./day which seemed like a fortune at the time. Alas, I was even thin then... Thank you for your generosity in sharing your "process" and the events of your life. I never thought being a fabric voyeur could be so much fun. Hope to meet you someday!

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  6. Definitely yummy!

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE the dots rising from the dotted fabric!!! Yummy!!

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  8. Love the new piece!

    I never totally understood the connection between cleaning and thinking in the creative process - apparently I'm not spending enough time being creative in my studio - it definitely could use the thinking-related cleaning! VBG

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  9. I like all of this series but think this is my favourite to date.

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  10. Sign me up to move in, this house is gorgeous and so much fun! This was my first visit to your blog and I love it! I'm off to explore more of your work. I love the way it glows and jumps off the page. Everything is so vibrant!

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  11. you use such great colors and show no fear in putting them together. love this piece.

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  12. I love the way you used bold colors, I just love it.


    -Samya

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  13. This is amazing, I love your colour choices. X

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