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Meeting My Deadlines

I am looking forward to a week of kicking back and catching up with my self. I have been on the run since we came back from the desert. I am beginning to feel a little cranky. But, I have to remember that I am doing what I want to do . No one is holding a gun to my head!!!

The binding on the piece for Fiber Art for a Cause is almost finished. Tomorrow, in the daylight, I will take a final photo for Virginia. I took it to STASH today and everyone said it looks so different than it does on the web. It really is a very rich piece with some lovely vintage Japanese fabrics. Thanks to Dee, it has a proper title: Noshi Ribbons.

Tonight, I finished my piece for the SDA Off the Grid conference member’s show.



I have had the base fabric for some time. It was a brown fabric with orange in the mix that I discharged with torn masking tape resist. I added turquoise dye to the discharge paste. That orange glow always looked like a sunset through a fence. I added the other fabrics to the mix and call it Sunset Composition. I also added some hand-dyed Perle cotton to the mix. I need to sew a hanging sleeve to the back and get it ready for shipping before I leave for Eugene tomorrow.

6 Responses to “Meeting My Deadlines”

  1. dee says:

    I really like that color combination. I’m thrilled I gave you a good name. You’ve been so busy lately-take care and don’t wear yourself out too much. Remember to breathe…Love ya!

  2. Diane says:

    I like this a lot, Gerrie — strong composition and lines with a good unity. I can’t believe how quickly you make these pieces!!

  3. Connie Rose says:

    Ditto, on the simplicity of the piece. It’s beautiful!

  4. jenclair says:

    The quilting adds subtle interest to this piece. I like the vertical lines that mesh with the horizontal, then return to vertical and the addition of the hand stitching in the orange!

  5. Jeannie says:

    Kristin beat to the punch to gush over this piece! Wow, it is beautiful. I love that orange glow and how it is slightly echoed again in the lower left. Wonderful work Gerrie! Kick back and have some fun! Cheers.

  6. Kristin L says:

    I really, really like this — the colors, the composition, the simplicity, the fabrics! YES!