Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Will this quilt never end?

I've clearly lost control of the quilt.

This is the quilt from a few posts back that I thought I ruined with black lines. I picked out the black then tried to beef up the orange focal square. That's easier said than done when the piece has already been quilted. So in the second photo, I turned it on its side and pinned on a green roof (from a piece left over from another quilt) and gold "steps." My daughter complained vigorously about the gold. She thinks it's tacky. I love gold.

I removed the steps. I liked the roof, especially since half the roofs here in the Northwest have moss on them because of all the rain. I added a mossy green moon. Why not? Then I replaced the steps with pier pilings because you see so many of them out here that they've been burned into my brain.

Pilings and water are slowly displacing
the forest and desert imagery
from my previous lives.

But I refuse to yield to the gray skies!

I still don't know if this is done. I'm probably going to staple it around the stretcher frame tonight and move on.
Comments welcome

Have a colorful day!
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1 comment:

Performance PI said...

This quilt perhaps emboddies the elements of my favorite day -- sun, water, mountains, light and color all decorated with the movement of breezes. I love it.