Monday, December 30, 2013

Playing with ideas for future projects

There were six of us this morning who met for coffee. I went with a sore stomach(stress) and left feeling calm. It is so good to sit and laugh with my quilting friends.
After lunch I went into my sewing studio to putter around. I'm still trying to make up my mind over a pattern for my next quilt but my friend Florence gave me an idea. The Garden Fence was demonstrated at the last guild meeting. Here's a tutorial.
This is the quilt pictured on the blog.

I like its modern feel. Here are some of the fabrics I ironed this morning- a mix of regular and batiks in blues, turquoises and greens. The circles look black but are actually navy blue. Also, I'm wondering about the dashing color. White is so high contrast although definitely modern. I like grey but I don't think it would be enough contrast, so I'm thinking about it. I will have to order a solid once I try out a few.

Next, I pulled out my sketchbook intending to sketch a bluejay as inspiration for my next art quilt. When I opened to a fresh page, one of my Gelli prints on deli paper fell out and I ended up glueing it down and playing with it. The medallion design along the left is screen printed and the foreground fern was printed from a pressed fern. I keep a supply of plant material in old phone books.


Verna G said...

Glad to see you have power! So many people cold and in the dark. Happy New Year

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Isn't is great how that can relax you Holly? I made the Garden Fence last year when Connie had the QAL....I love it and still have to quilt it.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Thanks, Holly! That is very timely - I have a pile of fabrics I have been mulling over for days and as I read your post, my daughter peered over my shoulder and pointed out that the top you posted was just perfect for that stack of fabrics. And she is right! Thanks, again! I am excited to get started!