"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stretching Art 2012

This week has been filled with a lot of sewing for a change.   Finished up the top for a signature quilt for a friend that ended up being a king-sized top.   And it's off in the mail to them.    Am looking forward to hearing that how the recipient likes it.   Am glad to have it finished up.

Today i started working on the thread painting on the challenge quilt that I need to have finished by the end of the month.  I haven't done as much thread painting as some peopel would do, but that is for two reasons - one, because this is the first time that I've done anything like this, and second - because I just wanted it to give the idea of what is there and not fully "color" the picture in as it were.    I've finished the thread painting for all but the background of the quilt center - but am still debating on what to do for the tan background fabric.      Basically all that is left
now is just the binding and adding  sleeve and label to the back.    I'm planning to get everything finished up this weekend so that I can get it in the mail for the exhibit that it will be in later this summer.

And last week, I finished off another UFO block into a pincushion.   It went out in the mail as my final Pay-It-Forward gift for 2012.  

Gratitudes -
1. The school board approved my contract for next year.
2. The new pain med has made a world of difference in how the arthritis in my knee feels.

1 comment:

cq4fun said...

Great pincushion! I'm thinking about that background, and that's a tough one. I like it just as it is toward the top, but I can see that the bottom needs something. Not sure what. Sorry I can't be more help.