Friday, May 3, 2013

What's in a Name - Off the Wall Friday

I love my friend Joyce.  She's  funny, easy to talk to, and full of love.  All of that adds up to a perfect playmate for my day off!  I invited Joyce over for a creative playdate in my new studio.  She has recently re-discovered her more creative side  and started making jewelry - really pretty jewelry.  So while she beaded and clipped  -  I played with sheers. 

You see, this week I finally got a  new permanent seat (cubicle) at work.  Management encourages everyone to personalize their space.  To that extent, I thought I would make a quick little project to hang.   I mean, some of my closer workmates know that I quilt but beyond logcabins they really don't have an idea of what that is.

So that's where the sheers come in. I find layering sheers so interesting - I love how  the layers create shadows and how the shadows lend mystery - mystery is interestingNote to self - explore layering sheers more.

A special thank you goes out to Nadia who has inspired me with her free form layers.

I took some sheer scraps from the lilies, some pretty jacquard fabric (which for the life of me can't remember where I got) and thread to come up with a decent name plate.  I decided the "palette" for my cube was going to be primary with green as the accent.  I mean doesn't everyone pick a palette for their workspace?

Anyways - I'm all happy with the way it turned out.   I didn't bother backing it - just has the felt underneath - the edges aren't finished in anyways. Its  fun to just experiment for a while without some major art piece riding on every decision.   It was also fun to give the lilies a break for a bit since I've been working on them all week.

Right now though, I'm waiting for my Misty fuse to come in before I can do anymore.  You'd think that a city of a quarter of million people would have Mistyfuse somewhere in it but No!  sighhhhhhhhhh

So what have you been up to creatively?


  1. Cool idea - it sure will brighten up your work space. Love your machine embroidery work!

  2. Sometimes we need to take a break "from the real work". That's what I'm doing now! :)

  3. Love this! I need to explore sheers more too! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Love the layering of the sheers and the bits of sparkly threads peaking in and out.

  5. I now have to try this out! Love the wedding pics the other day, congratulations!

  6. Lovely! Sometimes small projects are the most fun! It inspires me to make something quilty to have at work.

  7. I have some MistyFuse...I could send you some but by the time it got to you, you'd likely have your order! Let me know anyway. :-)

  8. You are inspiring me to play around more!


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