Jan 16, 2010

Baby Blanket for Elijah

I am trying to update my blog on a semi-regular basis this year.  I think that if I update more it will help me to work more often.  I cannot make studio updates about not doing anything.

I started the background painting on my next art quilt.  I have every flat surface in my studio covered in painted fabric (my studio is very small and doesn't have tons of space).  I am fairly excited about this quilt.  There is tons of process involved in the surface design which I LOVE!  It will probably take me about 2 weeks of diligent work to get the surface just right.  I am a little worried though because this quilt is a new color scheme for me, maroon and a deep purply-blue.  I am having trouble keeping my colors within the right range.  I am very good with brown and teals: however, life is not just about those two colors.

Also today I started my first, of many, baby blankets.  I am moving from the going to weddings stage of my life to the baby shower stage.  I am making with a fleece quilt top, backing it with a really soft chenille and edging it with that silk blanket edging.  It is going to be the softest baby blanket ever! I'm concerned that it is going to be hard to quilt because that chenille is tricky stuff.  It might not be an art quilt, but it is a quilt and that is good enough for right now.

If you are looking for something to listen too today I would recommend Grizzly Bear   While You Wait for the Others The music video is WEIRD but the song is amazing.

Jan 13, 2010

Spoon Flower & January is Going well

 I am excited because I just my paper doll  fabric in the mail today.  I ordered it from http://www.spoonflower.com/ .    I uploaded the image and then they printed it in full color (I know it is black and white but it is the same price for full color)  I use this image all of the time as a background for my fabric, now I don’t have to make it myself.  

    It was relatively inexpensive $11 for a flat quarter.   I am very happy with the detail of the images and It came 7 days after  I ordered it!  That is amazing!   
    Not only have I discovered spoon flower but I am also working on a new quilt.  It is one of the biggest quilts I have ever constructed it will be roughly  37” W x 58”H  This is going to be hard because I don’t have any tables that are that big... I guess I will be basting it on the floor of the kitchen. Which works for now.  
    January is looking great!  I have already signed up for one half-marathon, I have been silkscreening like a crazy person, I have artwork in 4 galleries this month & I got this really great sticker for my mac!  This year is going to be even more successful then Last year!  

Jan 10, 2010

I did it!

With all of the advice of my friends, and SAQA member I have now started a separate blog page. It is not yet connected to my website, but that will come in the next week or so.
Thanks for the advice everyone.