Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Over the moon

One of my pieces has been juried into Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016! Yay, I am over the moon!

Last fall, after finishing Terra Verde for Color Improvisations II, I was on a roll and kept going by finishing others that had been hanging around the studio for years. Vernal Vortex, formerly nicknamed High Anxiety, will be in Visions.

Here's the top after piecing:
pieced but not trimmed
I blogged about developing the design and piecing it here and here. That was 2012. Had no idea how to quilt it. Later that same year, I focused on fmq and wondered if I will ever get to the stage when I could tackle this. Tucked it away.

Three years later, I had a plan and was ready to tackle it. Want to see how? Here's a detail in the midst of quilting:
small area for quilting redo
All that fmq practice and I'd used a walking foot.

I have a thing about posting the finished piece before it debuts at a show. So come see the whole thing at Visions Art Museum in San Diego. I'll be at the opening on October 15, 2016 and the show runs through January 8, 2017. Otherwise, you'll just have to watch for a post after the opening.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Terra Verde

Color Improvisations 2's opening reception happened on March 11, 2016 at the Tuch + Technik TextilMuseum in Neümunster, Germany. I was there but it came and went in a whoosh. 

Here are images of my contribution to the exhibition. 
Terra Verde

Terra Verde detail
Finally. Six weeks later. But I'll spare you the excuses this time.

The exhibit will travel in Europe. Robert Shaw is working on continuing its tour in the United States starting in 2018. Meanwhile, more information and more photos of the exhibition at Color Improvisations 2