Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fissures of Time

My piece for my art group display in the upcoming Downtown Quilt Show is finished! Orientation #3 received the most votes, so I went with that.

I'll be dropping it off with a friend today since the show will be hung on or before the day we get back from our trip.

Below are some detail photographs of the individual blocks. You can click on the images to see them larger. This piece is all hand embellished with stitching (that is, quilted). I used 12 wt. variegated Pearl cotton. The color is M40 Violet Meadows.

The title is "Fissures of Time." I decided this was the most appropriate of the various titles I came up with. This piece was quilted in the fissures of time that occur in daily life. In between the laundry, shopping, cleaning, cooking, grading, ... you get the idea. Between all the necessary jobs and chores of life there are fissures of unscheduled time in which one can create, if you look for them.

Permit me to do a brief "public service announcement" for some local quilty happenings:

The Downtown Quilt Show is put on by my local quilt store, The Gray Goose. They hang quilts in the windows of downtown businesses for a few weeks in the summer. This year the show will be hung Friday June 24th and will stay up through July 4th. Since my guild began having an annual show we try to coordinate with The Gray Goose. The guild show will also be hung June 24th and will stay up until early afternoon on June 26th. The guild show is hung in the atrium of the Inn of the Rio Grande in Alamosa. So there are two quilt shows that weekend!

In addition, my guild is hosting the Colorado Quilting Council meeting that weekend. The meeting is Saturday, June 25th, and there is an all day workshop on Sunday, June 26th, given by Robbi Joy Eklow. So it's a big quilting weekend in Alamosa the last weekend in June.

That's it for now. I'll leave you with one last photo. I took the quilt out and about yesterday evening for a photo shoot.


Jenny said...

It turned out great and good choice #3!

quilthexle said...

I love this quilt - and I love how you quilted it. Congrats to a great finished quilt !!

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

I like this theme of orientation you are working with. Keep pushing it.

Mama Pea said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I really love it! I hope we can get back to our challenges soon, now that my life will settle down a little. How about you....ready to do some more with me or do you want to wait longer?

Helga said...

It looks only grat!