Saturday, January 8, 2011

One very creative day...

A big pot of tortilla soup, homemade cookies, conversation and sewing..... a day doesn't get any better than that. My "bff", Vicki, and I spent the day yesterday working on building houses, growing trees, making baskets and catching birds for our current collaborative project. This "liberated piecing" process is so much fun, we decided the end results will probably be more of a lap quilt size instead of a wall hanging. You just can't quit piecing one house, tree or basket... and we may need some wonky people, also.
You don't see the mess on the floor of Vicki's sewing studio..... trust me, it was also strewn with fabric and snippets of thread. And, looking in the trash can at the end, gave me a sense of accomplishment, for sure.
Here's some of the progress we made... my blocks have the blue back grounds and Vicki is using cream colored prints in her backgrounds. To tie everything together, we have talked about piecing simple squares, strips, etc. of the fabrics we have already used to set the blocks together. As before, we will exchange blocks .... have already put my name on the apartment house with the fuschia colored roof.
And I think a little embroidery won't hurt anything, what do you think?
Our inspiration comes from: Gwen Marston's books: Liberated Quiltmaking I and II (http://www.gwenmarston.com/) and Kathy Doughty's Material Obsession I and II (http://www.materialobsession.typepad.com/). Thanks for visiting.

6 comments:

TIKA said...

Oh, what a work done!
I love the last photo with bird.

l.wilks11 said...

What a lot of work and imagination. I love the chequed houses and especially the bird.

Anja said...

It all looks great! Love those trees!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

OMG This is so Fun... the wall art that is created with the peices !! Yes a perfect day I must say . I am having many of those in Bisbbe AZ this winter . Your insight was so apprecited on the commet feed on my blog about my thoughts as to moving to michigan . The pros and cons have been weighed and the pros win, we are moving in the spring .

Exuberant Color said...

I like the trees too. The embroidery definitely adds a lot!

Karen L R said...

What fun to have a "buddy project"! This is fabulous!