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Thursday This and That

Oops! It seems that some of you were missing me. I have been busy working on that Good to Be Green quilt and I can’t show it to you. I didn’t have anything else worth putting on the blog. I have been too depressed about the state of the world to even do a rant about it.

We have been having gorgeous weather. Bright and sunny after the fog burns off. I think it is about to end. Here is the view from my studio:


Today was crit group with June and Terry at my house so I had to spend yesterday spiffing up the place. Mary, who was my roommate at the Tacoma symposium, joined us today with a really wonderful political quilt. I have no photos so you will have to believe me that it was a great piece. June and Terry showed their Good to be Green quilts so no pictures of those, either. I didn’t have mine quite ready for critiquing so I pulled out this piece that has been plaguing me. I knew it wasn’t working.


One hour after I was home from lunch with my friends, I took their suggestions to heart. And now I have a series!! (These are clickable.)

zenpaths.jpg zencirclesvertical.jpg

Does the second one look better in vertical or horizontal?


Do they work as a diptych? If so, which orientation?



OK! Have you seen enough of this quilt(s) yet?

I am going to bury this at then end. At WW yesterday, I was not down one iota! But, I shall hang in there.

10 Responses to “Thursday This and That”

  1. caron says:

    While scrolling down, I kind of like the piece horizontal, but, below the first piece. Hmmm. Does what you were wearing when you took these match the art and the backyard too? Hope you’r feeling better.

  2. Your quilt work is beautiful!

  3. Nikki says:

    Another vote for horizontal. I had to click on it to view is seperately to fully appreciate the piece and get away from the traffic light feel. I keep wanting to see the circle piece below the vertical line piece — don’t know if it would work, but something to try.

  4. beadbabe49 says:

    Great ideas for “fixing” the quilt!

    (and you didn’t gain any either…so that’s a BIG plus in my book!)

  5. Deborah says:

    Wow… what an interesting comment about the similarities in the artwork and the studio view! The colors, the lines in the fence and the lines in the quilt. I think slicing them was an excellent solution. (Very Sonji! Don’t you think?)

  6. Judy says:

    I give it a horizontal vote as well! And, like Jenclair, I couldn’t help but notice the likeness of your window pic and your fiber art.

  7. jenclair says:

    I love the combination of the view from your window and “new and improved” version of the oriental piece(s)!

  8. Leah says:

    horizontal, and ditto on the traffic lights 🙂

  9. Kristin L says:

    Horizontal. Hmm, it seems I am following Brenda around the blogosphere today, echoing her comments.

  10. Brenda says:

    What an inspired solution! I prefer horizontal orientation – there is a traffic light feel to the vertical orientation but this is much less pronounced when the pieces are together as a diptych.