I’m excited to be part of the Fall Quilt Festival along with so far 128 other quilters from all over. Grab a coffee and click here to start surfing! A big shout out to Park City Girl for hosting this, and one to Marcy Horswill for alerting the FAN membership to this opportunity!
As part of the Fall Festival fun, I’m doing a modest giveaway from my stash, i.e. two fat quarters and an extra little surprise. Post a comment with your name (duh!) and colour choice from red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black/white.
On Thursday, October 15 I will conduct a random drawing from everyone who commented and we’ll take it from there.
I worked on this piece Trace Elements this winter. Had fun playing with various translucent and sheer fabrics and making ExtravOrganza text ribbons. And although my scientific background itself is translucent, nothing after 9th grade (but I’ll save that rant for a posting on homeschooling, so for today, dear reader, you’re spared!) I discovered an alternative and much more organic looking periodic table of the elements developed by Theodore Benfey, which is the shape that looks a bit like a mitten.
The theme is thoughts on the trace elements found in real food (as opposed to supplements and over-processed foodstuffs), hence the food pyramid and the stop lights, which remind us to eat a variety of deep-coloured fruit and veggies.
At 24 by 36 inches, this piece is on the large side. In any creative endeavour I have a tendency to expand/expatiate/write long/draw large/include more details.
Do you notice that in your own work, either a tendency to expansion, large size or contraction, small delicate miniatures, haiku, petit point? I’m interested to hear, so please comment!