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A Quilting Day

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Here is a long detail shot of the quilting on this piece. I have spent most of the day doing rather monotonous quilting on this. All the stitching runs horizontally. I am changing colors of thread for each season. I just have fall left to do.

Here is winter with gray thread.


And summer:

This piece relies on photos that I have taken of Mr C, Scooter and my neighborhood landscape. Even the screen was created from a photo. Today, on the SAQA list there was much ranting and raving about whether using photos in your work is real art. Since lots of people do it, you can imagine the brouhaha this caused. But, it didn’t bother me. I have put a lot of effort into this. I didn’t just take a photo and print it on fabric. I had a vision for what I wanted this to be and worked with the photos to make that happen. I think it is art.

Working with yellow is not as difficult as I thought it would be. Tonight, I did some needle felting because I didn’t want to rethread the sewing machine.