01 May 2010
Woven Cloth - Day 2
Like so many other crazy quilters and fabric artists, I often pick up something when I see it, not because I know just where or how I will use it, but simply because it intrigues me. That was the case with the bead trim that now forms a trail across the lower left of this piece.
A tidbit of bronzy lace that came to me in a CQ "squishie" turned into a bird nest for one of the bone birds in my stash. Birds nests, like new babies, make me think of hope and new possibilities. There's just so much potential in them!
Usually, I work on crazy quilting and embroidery while sitting in my big comfy chair, but this piece seems to require working at the table. It is also challenging me to think beyond the "patch", beyond the grid and to try new techniques like the stitched backgrounds.