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My Artist Cloth is My Muse

It seems that whenever I am stuck I can always count on my fabric to lead me in an artistic direction. When I started this piece, I had totally different fabric in mind. As I started pawing around, the top two pieces jumped out at me. I love how they play off each other.

I fused the fabrics and then folded and played with layouts until I got this background.

I decided it would be best to do a reverse applique for the meandering river so I drew a meandering line and then took the rotary cutter to it. Here it is as I poked some turquoise silk under to see how it would look.

I am anxious to quilt this because I think the quilting will add a lot to the background.

The movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, was quite good. To fit it into almost 3 hours, many layers of the story had to be discarded. The director was there. He is Danish. It was fun to hear him talk about making the movie,

I haven’t posted the pup lately. Here he is in all his laid back glory.

8 Responses to “My Artist Cloth is My Muse”

  1. Judy says:

    I’m loving the quilt………..can’t wait to see how you quilt it!
    Glad the movie was good………will have to check it out!
    ………..and then there’s that handsome devil the Scoots! Don’t they look like cherubs when they think we think they are sleeping! lol


  2. Gerrie says:

    Marika said: I love the winding river. I love the quilting freely, without any limit. (in Hungarian!) Thank you!

  3. Marika says:

    Nagyon szeretem a kanyargós folyód .
    a foltvarrásban én is szeretem szabadon ,minden korlát nélkül .

  4. Vicki W says:

    That’s looking wonderful! I had to stop going to see movies based on books I read. I am always disappointed and I drive my husband nuts constantly saying “this isn’t right”!

  5. Jane Porter says:

    thanks for sharing–it’s so great to see how people stimulate themselves

  6. jenclair says:

    That blue electrifies the piece! Can’t wait to see the next step!

  7. rayna says:

    You are a dynamo! There’s nothing like a deadline, is there?

  8. kathy says:

    It will be interesting to watch the progression of this piece…you have til Tuesday right?!!