Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Started

I decided that I, too, would share some of my process this time.


I started working on my blue, white and a little bit of black piece today. I brazenly "stole" this technique of fabric collage from Teri—just wanted to say that right up front—but my plan is to make it my own by using it a little differently than she has been.

This has been an incredibly busy month so far. I am working like a fiend every day trying to get everyting done for our book, my article, my TV taping preps, and other deadlines. I realized yesterday that it was taking its toll on what I was doing. The last thing I did ended up so taut, so tight, so tense—even for me—that I could just look at it and see how stressed I was. My goal today was to get loose. The above is the result. This is only a start. So far it is blue and white. The little bit of black is yet to come.

Yesterday when I was driving home the sun had come out, the sky was blue and Mt. Hood in all its snowy splendor  rose above the city. It was the perfect blue and white subject as I saw it. This will be my second Mt. Hood Quilt since the start of the year.

7 comments:

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Mount Hood must have looked beautiful then.

Terri Stegmiller said...

You are so brazen Terry! LOL! Can't wait to see your finished piece.

Carla said...

With just the top of your photo visible, I knew it was yours. Can't tell you why, just knew.

Diane said...

Stunning, Terry! Guess this means I'd better get started, eh?!

Kristin L said...

I'm so glad that this piece was fun to make. I love the balance you've hit between realism and the joy of throwing scraps down on the table. I hope the little bit of black is something like your doodles and thread experiments ...

Lynn said...

I love Mt Hood, my son was married there two years ago. The hottest day of the year for years.

Nice to see the loose flow of pieces on this page. Lovely choice of fabrics.

Deborah Boschert said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see what you add on top of this lovely foundation.