Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Art Group Day

Today my art group met. We have been floundering for a bit, just dabbling in various techniques but without a real plan. Today we decided that we are going to start the exercises in Jean Wells' book Intuitive Color and Design in Art Quilting. I have recently purchased some solids with the idea that I would try some free piecing ala Gwen Marston or Jean Wells, so this plan suits me perfectly.

Needing to actually sew something, today I started this.

Why? Just because. I'm using some of the wool I was gifted 3 years ago and this variegated pink to red thread I bought at my LQS. I just cut a piece of wool about 8 1/2" by 9", sprayed my batting with Sullivan's Spray Baste and started stitching. Here is a photo without the thread on top.

I'm not sure I like the circle applique so I tried another fabric.

I like this one a bit better, but maybe I don't want an applique at all. I'm just playing so we'll see how it goes. I have already sewn the first circle down and don't feel like taking it off yet. There is still plenty of time for that.


Stephanie in Michigan said...

Lynn, how nice that you have a wonderful art group to work with. I need to find one here. I have sort of put that part of my life on hold for this year due to life circumstances. It's my goal to establish that for next year. I love, love, love that variegated thread. It is beautiful, especially against the blue wool. I like the darker pink circle better, too. I packs more of a punch on your blue fabric. I can't wait to see what you do with this. I love that you just sit down and start stitching without a plan. I need to hang out with you so a little of that can rub off on me. I can't tell you how many times I get stalled out because I just can't decide what to do!

Lynn said...

fun to see how it started...