Saturday, September 09, 2006

Quilts A Bubblin'

Well, I've actually been making quite a lot of progress on the "Grandma" quilt. The background has really been a cause for a lot of anxiety for a long time. I can't believe I have been working on it for that long! There was a point I had to just put her away and not think about her because it had me so frustrated. Next up in that series is my other grandmom. You can see the photos I'm basing them upon here.

I have other quilts swirling though. I only know the titles ("B2FH," "He Only Wanted It Because She Had It First," and "Tarantula Nebula") so far, but I can see them in my mind. Sometimes I lie down and think about them and I can see the colors and shapes just come to me. I'll be honest, I don't often sketch them out first. Usually by the time I'm creating them, it's like pen and paper--I just do.

I was thinking about entering a few shows this season, but I've been a bit slow. I'm not rushing anything for a show, so if I do I do, if I don't--oh well. There's always next year (although for Quilt National I'd have to wait two).


diva of quilts said...

I'm glad I'm not the only really slow one! ;-)

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hey, I LOVE those quilt names!

SeamRippstress said...

Your Grandma portrait quilt is gorgeous! I'm slowly learning how to do portrait quilts. Looking forward to Spider Nebula- your series is awesome. I loved your podcast with the nice doctor too!