Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Getting There...

In between getting my end-of-the-year tax prep paperwork done, hanging out in the repair shop while some recall work was done on my Jeep, and running ordinary errands, I haven't found much time to work on projects yet this week. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It is all good and necessary stuff that I do, but alas, not very much fun at all. Fortunately, this little wall project is highly portable, especially now that I have finished the machine work.


I added a border of freely cut turquoise squares, some machine stitching to hold them down, and then added some funky yarn in spirals on the leftover yellow bits. I especially like the true red binding -- it holds it all together nicely.

NOW the fun begins... beads! I found these big red glass squares at Michael's last week. They have a sort of dichroic effect that makes them shimmer on the inside with a touch of gold. I don't know if they really are dichro or not, but they are pretty cool. A little heavy, but the canvas backing on this piece seems to be supporting the weight pretty well. Another evening of handwork and it should be finished and ready to mail.

I am cutting my computer time short this morning and I am going to go PAINT, before yet another interruption rears its ugly head. In the meantime, take a look at this photo. This little hawk (not a red-tail) has been hanging around the yard for a while now. Yesterday he was sitting on the fence holding his wings out like a young lady in a full curtsy to the queen... He flew away just fine after about 5 minutes or so, so I don't think he is injured. Anyone have any idea what the heck he's doing??

6 comments:

Judi W. said...

The colors really pop on that quilt! Who is it for? Me? (hee hee)

Linda said...

Judi, that is beautiful! Your fabric work is amazing- love it!
Linda F from FL

Jacque Uetz said...

I love this little quilt you do fantastic work, love the trim and beading.No judi W it is for me LOL Not sure this will go through I could have swore I posted when you begin.. Jacque

Kai said...

This quilt art is one of your prettiest & HAPPIEST pieces! It's artistically 'simple' - I mean, like a very fine still life of fruit or flowers - but,like a beautiful painting, so rich for the attention to detail. I love it! Your color choices are perfect - you have such an eye for color, Judi! And the beads are just right! A great 'popper', yet subtle enough not to overpower your piece! WOW! VERY impressive! As for the naughty lil' hawk, I'd guess, like our chicken hawk visitor, he's seeking a nice, unsuspecting MEAL!

Kerry said...

I just love this wall quilt, the colors are great and you are awesome! I have no idea what the hawk is doing, perhaps showing off?

MaryO said...

Love your quilt Judi! It looks like maybe you had just had some rain when yuu took the photo of the hawk. Some large birds in our area will sit on tree limbs and spread their wings like this after a rain....to dry them out I suppose.