Friday, January 3, 2014

“The Gift,” coming along

I’ve been working a lot on my latest piece, “The Gift,” in the past few days, and I am pretty pleased with how it is turning out. It is based on a photo I took on one of morning walks in the fall. (You can see the photo in the previous post.)

The photo below shows the piece partially quilted. Where you can see the dark shadows – from roughly 4 o’clock to 11 o’clock – it is not yet quilted. I’m using a wool batting on this piece (I think this is Matilda’s Own batting).
One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.

Here’s how it looked after it was painted, but not yet thread sketched or quilted:

With each piece I do, I am still amazed at how much the thread and the stitching transforms the painted fabric.

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” —Albert Einstein