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.

2 comments:

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...