Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Surveying the Future of Science



The art committee has decided this sculpture does not "fit the vision" they have of the space, and have asked me to remove it, which I did promptly. The thing is, I asked the art committee a year ago if there was a way I could submit a proposal, and again a month ago, and never received a response.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Compromise, the Quilting of the Border

No picture today, just notes.
I'm having great difficulty finding the correct marking system for the pattern in the border.
I've used a regular #2 pencil, which doesn't look nice, washable marker, chalk pencil, sidewalk chalk,
almost everything I can think of so far.
I am working on it, but it is going to take longer than I was hoping.

Sorry!

An Update on Marcel

Marcel in his new home, with the birthday girl.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bunny in Bejing

A quilt I'm helping with for the Hartford Stage Company's production of Gem of the Ocean (click for link)


 I received the quilt in three panels.

 I had to join them with "bridges"

I then added in the gray sashing, red blocks at the intersections, 
black filler at the bottom center panel, blue filler at the top center
panel,and green and brown border sashes. 

Tonight I will layer the quilt, baste, and start the actual quilting.

Well, I didn't get to the actual quilting, but I did finish the basting.

Most of the quilting is done.

The binding is being added before the final quilting is done.

The quilt is finished.

The quilt is delivered to the props department.

And now, on with the show!

Friday, April 29, 2011

A scarf for a fellow redditor






A friend gave me some beautiful doilies to play with, so I cut out the flowers, beaded the edges, and sewed them onto a piece of fabric cut and edged to 14 x 60 inches. Came out spring-like, I hope.

She likes it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Compromise, Quilting

No picture for today, but quilting has been finished in the chains of the quilt. Next parts to be quilted are the fields.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Baby Blue


Very delft.

RGB

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Basting Compromise

And I'm basting and I'm basting.......

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Comfort, Completed

This quilt has a lot of meaning, a lot of layers.
It was created out of receiving blankets of a little girl gone too soon.
The fields are quilted in a rose pattern.
The border is filled with quilted purple martins.
The fabrics in the border are from blankets,
and fabrics she might have worn. Silly to Sophisticated.
From Teddy Bears to Peace Signs.
From Jersey knit to Wedding dress satin.
Amari, we miss you.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

****A Work Project, or, A Project for Work****


Yeah! New Institute! New Building! 
A Showcase for the wonderful work we do! 
Quick! 
Invite the Governor!
~~~~~~~~~~
Oh No!
Our Centrifuge is Old,
and Rusty!
 

 What are we to Do??
!
I Know!

I Can Do It!

 Snip! Snip! Snip!


Sew! Sew! Sew!

Slip! Slip! Slip!


Ta Da!!!
Boss is Happy,
Boss' Boss is Happy, 
Governor is Happy,
Everyone is Happy!