Monday, June 15, 2009

Gleanings from a quilt show

I meant to post about this LAST week after going to the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Show but somehow it got lost in the Swiss Cheese I refer to as brain matter.
I was, for the most part, a very good girl, as I only came home with a couple of purchases, but boy---do they GLOW! Click the pic above and check it out up close!
One fat quarter of batik, and one bag of mixed Angelina fibers, which worked soooooo well with the trimmings from the fabric I had donated that as they sat on the table I kept thinking, "This has to be something". I mean, really, does that mess not call out to be created into something wonderful? I think so.
I had a few moments of painting yesterday, time in the yard for a few photos and still, in the back of my head, this picture stewing.......what is it I see?
Nothing traditional....that's for sure.
Textural, 3-D, shiny and glitzy.
Yep, that's the ticket.
In the mean time, it's back to some desperately and long overdue cleaning, and laundry and ironing, and hopefully the obstinate leg holding out.
But I keep thinking about that ONE SINGLE FAT QUARTER purchase.
I think that is nothing short of miraculous, especially if you saw my stash!
Now go make something that glows!!! Come on, let me be a bad influence!
Happy Monday! >;)


Gayle Pritchard said...

A fun challenge, and amazing self control, Anne!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

It was tough.....but I just kept thinking of the pile and piles and PILES of fabric I wanted to be rid of.......
And then I bring some home..... ;)

Leslie said...

No way I would have come home with so little, well done..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I just want to dive into the Angelina and make a big MESS!!!! The colors are sooooooo cool, so much potential!

teri said...

you may have only purchased one fat quarter but wow, what a great one!!!!
Please document every step you take on this project (whenever you do start) and post it all!!!!
so exciting!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I got some of the Angelina fused today and talk about the WOW factor.....!!! I am thinking about how I want to use it; probably a long and narrow piece. I have to see if the leg will let me sew!
Started the weights and walking today and then slept two hours....this is gonna be a tough road to climb I think---but room for art in there!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I love Angelina ... I've always fusing it, and combining the different colours - but I never know what to do with it.

I look forward to seeing how you use it!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I was stunned at how the Angelina fused and the colors when mixed----I am thinking today is a studio day.......

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