Sunday, January 22, 2017

When Do You Get Breathing Space?

     Isn't it a good feeling to finish some projects? I've got quite a list of homework assignments that are due at the end of February for my Art Cloth Mastery Class. So when I recently wrapped up one of them and one project on the side I was doing just for fun, I felt some relief. Awhile back, I showed you the beginnings of a purse I started here. Unfortunately, as I worked on it, I forgot to take more photos while it was in-process. I got the pattern for it from an old Threads magazine (August/September 2005, p. 51).  So here is the finished product.
Milagros purse

Inside- it has two pockets

     And, for my class, I've been working on a series with a leaf as a symbol for change. The first one is as finished as I want it to be for taking to the class. I have it backed with ecofelt. The edges are not finished yet. I'm waiting to decide if I want to add some hand-stitching or more printing before I add facing to the back to finish the edges. Notice that I changed my palette? No blues in this one.
Flow 1 (temporary name)
     I'm about half done with the second one in the series which gives me a feeling of breathing room. I know now that I'll get it all done in time. I'm linking this to Off The Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs. Please make comments on their posts so that the artists know you stopped by. Thanks for visiting.


  1. I like the subtle colors of the leaf print, very pretty.

    1. Thanks. I knew I was going to work with gray and rust. The color of the other leaves came about as I was attempting to mix a color to match a real leaf I had and I liked how this one looked on the gray.

  2. Love it! Can't wait to see it in person

    1. Thanks. I hope I like the next two as much. It looks like such a simple design, but it actually took me a long time to do.


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