Friday, October 21, 2011

Returning to the scene

I thought I'd finished this piece, the first of a pair that never quite got to be the series I'd planned. (Remember my friend Vivika said "Two's a pair. Three's a series) I'd even sewn on the sleeve.....but it wasn't doing it for me. Parts of it I really liked but there was a reason I wasn't responding to it.

First I removed the sleeve and stipple quilted the background which, truth be told, I should have thought of earlier.

Still not doing it for me, so I screwed on my courage and picked up my paints.

I like it well enough to tackle it's mate. I'm now in the midst of stipple quilting the background of this second one but haven't got the paints out...yet.

I guess things just need to percolate in the dark recesses of my brain before I can "see" a solution.


  1. They were nice before, but you're right - now they're lovely. :)

  2. I like the added color and quilting.

  3. WOW! What a difference! Guess you're teaching me that I have to take some chances to experience new beauty in my fiber art -- a valuable lesson. Thank you, my friend.


  4. It's interesting what just a bit of fine tuning can do. Lovely. Also liked the quilt show photos in the previous post. Amazing work out there.
    best, nadia