Sunday, May 22, 2005

Postcard quilt?

So, you know those commercial fabrics that call out to me, those batiks whose picture I posted? The ones that begged me to take them home with me from work? So I thought I would make some postcards. I wanted to do something creative. Melody Johnson says that as an artist, one should do something creative everyday. I should have done some creative cooking for my long-suffering husband. But I saw the postcards posted by Karoda and was inspired. I thought that would be a creative thing to do. I am really supposed to be working on the surprise quilt but I have an excuse for that. I decided to make a postcard, or two.

I had the idea that it would be fun to play with some of Sandi Cummings ideas. She had just taught a class at the store where I work and her students' work was very inspiring. I have never taken a class with her but I had seen her demonstrate her "cutting double" ideas at a demonstration at our guild show and I have experimented with it several times. And I bought her book, Thinking Outside the Block.
After I made one "postcard", I decided to cut it up. I’m thinking that maybe this should be a quilt and not some postcards.





postcards/quilt Posted by Hello

This is not sewn together and is very much a work in progress.

7 comments:

Karoda said...

Joan, I'm thinking for that to be a postcard those pieces must be really teeny tiny. What size is the piece in the photo?

Sonji Hunt said...

I love those colors, Joan. Karoda is right, the strips must be super small if it's a postcard. This would be a wonderful full size piece.

jpsam said...

It's actually 9 "postcards". I got a little carried away. More sewing than thinking/writing. The piece measures about 24" x 20".

Debra said...

ah... those are gorgeous. I love the coloring...

teri springer said...

Well, if you can't figure out what to do with it you can send it to me.....I LOVE those colors!!!!

teri

Nicky said...

This is lovely. I like the colours and the "rainwashed" look. Very nice.

Elle said...

This is a really pretty piece. What a striking green.