Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The Moon Beams
Hand dyed silks, cottons, and prints
Fused, machine quilted
It's been crazy around here and I was so distracted by the swiftly moving renovation. There was even a day when I went nuts cleaning! Not like me, but I had had it with all the dust, and disorganization.
I couldn't think of what to do for Maggie's quilt, and when I draw a blank I look at art and hope it will give me a hint. I have lots of art books and saved so many postcards and catalogs from art shows, but when it comes to feeding the muse, Pinterest really does it right. This kooky tree collage was so fun and all these yarn bombing trees I have seen added to my confidence. And then I pinned these painted tree branches and became convinced that I could do something quilty with these ideas.
Maggie suggested that she loved the ferns, but these silk ferns turned into pine trees, so do they count? I hope so. I had a real blast making this piece and feel like the trees I see daily could provide future inspiration.
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