11.04.2005

Stalled

I spent the better part of the day yesterday waiting for a phone call. Many people knit or crochet compulsively when they are in a holding pattern. I rip and sew without a whole lot of focus on good old design principles. This thing is so ugly but it's here now and I am going to finish it and make it work for a living...YES, it's a quilt - the kind you get under and get warm with! I talked to my Dad this morning and he is sounding so much better I know he won't look at this little beauty and say "yuk".

My trip to New York has been postponed until Monday and I just saw that I will be driving into some crappy weather. Oh well, the joys of living in New England will be mine to savor. MaryJo's in Gastonia, SC will be my first "rest" stop. For those who may not know MJ's is one of the biggest commercial fabric outlets going. Since I started dyeing my own fabric I rarely use store bought these days (looking at this picture maybe I should go back to it) but no one could ever accuse me of being a fiber snob. My Mom needs yarn for her endless manufacture of crib quilts so that will be my main reason for stopping.

7 comments:

Karoda said...

uhhh, I like it...might add some more fuschia bars in there, but I like it.

Sending vibes for safe travel!

Valeri said...

I like this. Its tranquil and calming! And even my favourite hot pink is tamed gently without losing any of its appeal! Gorgeous!

Kucki said...

How about using it as background for some flower or jugle scene applique? It would make a wonderful background for brightly colored flowers.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't need anything else. It's strong and balanced as it is, full of courageous unexpected color sets. Leave it alone, don't try to make it nice. It's good.
I'm Ddyejockey.

Jamie Fingal said...

I love this quilt - it feels very organic, maybe it's the color. love the colors - they all look so great together. I wouldn't change a thing. love the discolorations in the fabric- that is such a cool look.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

This is a keeper in my book as well. Is it too large for you to want to make it more than what it already is? In any case, as a quilt it has a masculine feel with the delight of bright feminine touches.

Heather said...

Great piece. I really like the green tie dyed circles, they add another dimension.