11.05.2005

Needleturning at Sunrise


I wonder if I am right about what I think needleturned applique actually is? I was grubbing about in Gabrielle's website looking for clues and decided I didn't want to find out that what I have been doing with needle and thread all these years is somehow wrong. My little Moleskine notebook has been flopping about in my bag all naked and unprotected since the last cover I made for it was destroyed by a leaking marker so I decided to make a new little appliqued slipcase for it. Getting up at 5:30 am on a Saturday to have coffee with my husband before he goes off to work has an upside beyond remembering why we like each other; I can't go back to sleep, so I pulled my traveling sewing bag into the bed - it was all packed for the trip stuffed to the gills with scraps smaller that your palm, needles, threads, scissors and glue (what more could I need but a bigger bag) and proceeded to ferret out just the right tones for the morning. Pieces fell into place pretty quickly. Some of the fabrics did not take kindly to the prod of the needle, others obeyed and now I have decided that this piece may be too delicate to handle the interior jungle of THE BAG and so it leaps from functional to Art just as yesterday's bad art went straight to glorious Function.

10 comments:

Karoda said...

I'm digging this piece. Whatever you are doing must be working for you...so keep on keeping on.

Melly said...

Want to see more in the molskine!!! I love waking up early and get so much done when I do. I love working on my art before going to work, it helps clarify me. Hope I get to see your bag of scraps. I will bring the Man to guild to show you if you like.

gabrielle said...

Doesn't look like you need my help to needleturn...you got it already..keep on exactly as you are...looks great.

Lisa Call said...

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teri springer said...

Oh my...those colors are so yummy.....wish I was that creative that early in the morning.

teri

Valerie Hearder said...

Deb, this is a perfectly wonderful little appliqué collage!
I love it.
Valerie Hearder

marion said...

What do you mean, wrong? Don't you mean, 'the way I do it'? Whatever you call it...it's good work.

litehaus said...

Hi Deb-
I love the surprises of light, shadow and colors...what fun! Thanks for sharing.
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Denise Aumick said...

This is a gorgeous combo of color and beauty. Please make sure we get to see it after you've done your fabulous free breezing quilting.

suzanne antique lover said...

Great color combination!