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

Friday, May 13, 2016

Loose threads and STITCH

"Sedona" by Sherrie Spangler

Catching up on random stuff

Here's the full picture of "Sedona" -- I think I've only shown glimpses of it until now. I painted most of the fabric and foiled the center squares. I love working in these rich, saturated colors and quilting with gold thread.

In a completely different color scheme is this top that I finally layered and basted this morning after piecing it a year and a half ago. It reminds me of the soft colors of water, fog and grayed greens here in Gig Harbor. I can't decide on a quilt pattern. I usually quilt in sweeping free-form undulating lines, but I don't know if that would work with this. I'm not good at quilting precise patterns.

It sort of goes with the deck furniture.

And last but not least is the STITCH meeting that I hosted this week. It was a farewell party for Lois, who is moving to California. Here she is (in the green top) with some of our group. That's my "Forest" quilt behind them.

Pat had this spectacular quilt top for show and tell, which she pieced with squares as small as one inch. Her inspiration was a photo of a tree in full fall colors.

And of course we had to have color on the table:

Have a colorful day


The Idaho Beauty said...

Sedona came out so well. You really captured the feel of the area with this abstract quilt. Yes, well, I've never been there, but speaking from photos I've seen. ;-)

sonja said...

Sedona is saturated wonderful and wonky quilt! love that gold thread used, wish i could find the thread and machine setting to do so.Please tell Pat and Janet i spied them and love the autumnal tiny pieced quilt Pat finished with sky peeking throught. She is amazingly prolificate.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love your quilts! And what a great bunch of gals... sad to see one move away, but hopefully you will all still stay in touch with her. And glad to see you had sunshine! We're getting more and more warm sunny days here, and I'm really enjoying them.

Susan Lenz said...

Love the metallic foiling! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I'm not really very organized ... but my husband Steve absolutely LOVES figuring out travel plans, mileage, and finding the cheapest hotel accommodations possible. He's a good driver too (which allows me to hand stitch while looking out the passenger window! LOL!)