Sunday, June 03, 2007

Another quilt


Well, yesterday I bit the bullet and put two quilts in a local juried show. I have no idea what will happen but will find out tomorrow. The juror teaches graphic arts so who knows what he will go for. This has been a big learning curve for me...3 down and 3 to go with binding. It is really tough trying to get the binding printed and straight but I'm learning all along. On this one I tried using some multi-colored thread on her turban to indicate the wonderful fabric this woman uses. I took this from a sketch of her I did at meeting of local artists.
I am open to suggestions on how to use this medium better. I'm tempted to applique and turn to a different sort of art quilt but for now I am content to keep transfering my contour drawings.
I am already missing my drawing class. I get so rusty in the summer and am determined not to let that happen this year and to keep drawing and keeping a sketch book with me at all time.

8 comments:

martín said...

Amazing job Kay!! I clicked on it & tried to see the larger version but it doesn't show... some chinese characters apperead. Anyway, you're really good at it. Is it all made by hand or with a machine? Hugs.

SCquiltaddict said...

very coolll ...what a magnificent woman she is!!! we are crossing all our fingers and toes and praying that you get in!:>

caseytoussaint said...

Wonderful work, Kay! I've just been having a look at other recent things too- your watercolors are sublime. I'm soo impressed with the way you can draw with a sewing machine - this was a real treat.

Linda said...

Oooh, I love this! It is just amazing! Best wishes with the show, and remember -- it's SO very true -- that a juried show is just a crap shoot! Someone recently said that she was talking to a juror who admitted that she would probably have selected completely different pieces on a different day.
:-) Still, I just feel certain this will get in -- it's truly amazing!!!

juj said...

I think you are using this medium beautifully, and while I have seen some other works by artists who are translating their sketches into stitched fabric, I have never seen anything quite like yours. The thing that makes yours unique is that the drawing you are drawing from was done in your hand. I think you should keep exploring this. It's beautiful.

phthaloblu said...

What an amazing job you did on this. This is beautiful! Hope you got into the show with this and your other one.

Serena said...

Wonderful job, Kay! Good luck ~

Ujwala said...

congratulations! :D