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More Book Crafting

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

I had the last of a three session book crafting class at Trinity tonight. I didn’t show last week’s book because it is a complicated 3-D book which requires some thought and execution of each layer before it is assembled. I will get back to it eventually.

Tonight, we did two  books. I used some of my art cloth for the cover of this square book.

The inside is a complicated fold and glue. Here is an idea of what the inside looks like. I think this will get some collaging done to the inside pages.

The other book is a cute little triangle.

You get 3 books in one as you can open up from each of the points and you have 4 pages for writing or doing something artsy.

This was lots of fun and a bit of a diversion for me.

I have been working very hard at getting the quilting and burying of threads done on the Alternate Universe piece.

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I will take tomorrow morning off to hand out with my friends at STASH.

I asked Steph to come over and take some new head shots for me, without glasses. Here are two that I like and will be using.

The top one was taken in front of my Autumn Aspens. I received an e-mail with the judges comments from the La Conner show about that quilt. I don’t like to enter judged shows because I think they do not understand “art” quilts.

Here are the comments about this quilt.

Best features of this quilt are:

Good choice for background. Nice machine quilting stitch. Thread choice complements overall design.

Areas which most need improvement:

Placement of the leaves does not feel natural.

That last comment tickled me and irked me, a bit. As an artist, I do not try to replicate nature exactly. I looked at many aspen photos when I was working on this. My goal was to show the variation in colors and the way aspen leaves hang in clumps. Here is an example.

Am I overreacting?

And The Winner Is

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Kristin Freeman!  I need your snail mail. Diane will mail you the DVD later this month when she receives them from Interweave.

Thank you to the 65 of you who left a comment! You still have a chance by hopping on over to one of the other participating blogs.

October 12 Vivika DeNegre
October 14 Debra Gabel
October 17 Candy Glendening
October 19 Deborah Boschert
October 21 Diane Doran

On another note, today is my birthday. It will be very low key. Mr C took me to Toast for breakfast. Now, I am going back to quilting and burying threads.

I am also getting ready for my radio gig on Pat Sloan’s American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Show next Monday. I will be representing the Twelve x Twelve group and hoping I don’t embarrass them. Here is a link to listen in.