Sunday, August 21, 2016

I am still working on my other quilt but its on a large frame in my studio which is not air conditioned and just too hot to work on.
I don't like to start other projects till one is finished but I decided to experiment.

I was inspired by Nicki  Seavey's Crazy Quilting on a damaged quilt top someone had given her.  I have had it in the back of my mind  and finally found one  (not nearly as nice) at the Brimfield Flea Market in July.  It was damaged, reasonably priced and worn  so I  took a chance.  
I don't every cut up items that are intact no mater how much I love them but this had loads of damage around the edges.  A friend cut the Hexies out and I ended up with 85 usable ones.  

This is the end result of my experiment and I like it a lot!  There are definitely things I want to do differently.
the block now measures 10" by 10" and I would make it a little wider.  Its white nylon organza over yellow silk organza and you really can't tell that the top layer is cut out in the 4 hexes at the corners and in the petals around the edges.  I plan on 12 blocks so I will need to find or probably make 48 somethings to go in the empty hexes in the corners.
Hopefully it will cool off so I can get back to "The Witch's Heart".
The name of my quilt from the CQJP 2015 project!

Monday, August 1, 2016

These pictures always look great on my I-Pad but don't translate to my blog that well.  Just to show I have been plugging along with the background design. 
The circles aren't sewn down yet.... not till all sequinssssssssssssssss are done! 
The gold beads will outline the circles.
Last Thursday I went to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC to see the the exhibit...........
Manus x Machina 
 Fashion in the Age of Technology

I had heard it wasn't great but I think it was amazing!!   Here are a few pictures.

Made with individual hand cut plastic straws!  Also available in black.

Not a great picture  but it was one of my favorites made of feathers.

Made of little rolls of tulle.  Could be titled no sitting!

This is a court presentation ensemble by Boue Soeurs 1928.

Love the detail.

Hand crocheted. 

More feathers.
These are only a few of the many dresses that are on display until September 5th.  If you get a chance its well worth the visit.
I wish I had taken a picture of the Chanel suit made out of plastic... amazing