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Feelin’ Groovy

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Today, I came down to the studio and, after shortening a pair of high-water jeans to cropped pants, I pulled out the fused silk scraps left from the big commission that I finished about a year ago. They have been under my cutting table, out of site. I was delighted with what I found.

I began cutting small squares and decided that I wanted to make a cruciform piece a la Mrs Mel and Liz Berg. Here is Red Crucis, fused to batting.


And here is is after a pillowcased backing and quilting and a close-up.



I did some of that wonky satin stitching on it. I really love doing that with the variegated thread. This piece is not that large – maybe 12 inches square.

Here is my thread doodle for today. It is of my mini-iron. I clearly need to spend some more time at this!



5 Responses to “Feelin’ Groovy”

  1. Judy says:

    LOVE the cross…very robust!!!

  2. dee says:

    Boy Oh Boy-for someone who has lost her groove you sure are grooving right along. Love the vibrant colors and of course that silk is just plain yummy. Glad you’re feeling better.

  3. Emmie says:

    Question: Did you sketch the iron first or just start sewing with the picture in front of you? Either way, I think you did great. I love free hand quilting/stitching but it is such a struggle.

  4. Red Crucis is very vibrant and filled with energy…great job!

  5. Kristin L says:

    Yup, looks like that groove is coming back all right!