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Not Finished, Yet!

(Forgot to mention that my Indigo Construction quilt was juried into APNQ, which will be held in August!!)

I have taken your comments to heart and I really appreciate all the comments you have shared with me.

I found this piece of hand-dyed fabric in my stash. I think this will complement the Construction piece, with a little help. I dribbled black paint with a syringe. I love how this looks:

Before I painted this larger piece, I did a small sample to see how it looks. I think this might work for another layer and a focal point on the Construction piece.

For Kristin, I threw on some thin mustard strips for good measure. I do like adding that bit of color — not sure where or how they will end up. I didn’t even know that I had a nice big piece of mustard yellow hand-dyed fabric!!

I hope to get some time to work on this tonight. M & M are coming to spend the night, and tomorrow, we are taking them to the Evergreen Aviation Museum near McMinnville. Mr C really wants to see the Spruce Goose, which is housed there.

My week is getting away from me. I start a class with Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer on Thursday, Working with Liquid Resists and Thickened Dyes — Woo Hoo! It is at the Oregon College of Arts & Crafts for 4 days.

The dry-wall guy is finishing today. I had to get paint selected for the bathroom as they will do a coat of paint before the tile is installed. Yesterday, we went to IKEA and the Container Store to check out fittings for my new closet. We decided to go with the Elfa System, although, IKEA has some really cool accessories.

6 Responses to “Not Finished, Yet!”

  1. Judy says:

    Your class sounds great……..a good seqway (I don’t know how to spell that word, but you know what I mean!) into the Coupeville class?

    Like Terry, I was pleased with the way the piece was before…but I haven’t seen it up close and personal.


  2. jenclair says:

    I like the way the mustard strips pop!

  3. terry grant says:

    I’m not feeling the additions to this piece! Since I have actually seen it in the flesh, I think it is finished. The photo doesn’t show the great contrast and pop of those black fence pieces. I feel you are heading toward moosh with more. I love the starkness of the piece as is.

  4. Kristin L says:

    The change in scale with either the black squigglies or the mustard lines is working for me. I’m sure you will pick the direction (or be inspired to a new one) that finishes off teh quilt perfectly.

    Have fun in your classes!

  5. kathy says:

    Gerrie, the black fence is really helping this. I always like to use black in my stuff when there is all that hand dyed color! It seems to stabilize or ground it somehow. Looking good. Is there a name?

  6. kirsty says:

    Congratulations! And have a great time in Jeannette’s class. I did one of her classes a number of years ago. She is a wonderful teacher and very inspiring.