I started my first art quilt of the new year today, and it felt good to dive into my stash of hand-painted fabric and pull out some bright colors.
It's taken me awhile to get motivated because for weeks it's looked like the photo below -- GRAY. But today it was SUNNY (see the blue sky above) and the light activated whatever my brain needs to get into gear. Thankfully, the next few days are supposed to be sunny.
So I hope to get this one finished in time to enter into IQA's Celebrate Spring juried show. The entry deadline is next Friday, which doesn't give me much time but I'm gonna give it a go. I've known about the deadline for months, but that's about how long the gray weather has been around.
I really enjoy the hand embroidery stitches with ArtFabrik's luscious hand-dyed thread:
I printed a photo on fabric to use as part of the design. Here's a glimpse:
Have a colorful day