Friday, July 11, 2014

The Curves Continue - Off the Wall Friday

I'm not very good at working on two projects at once.  I know that most quilters do work this way since bringing a quilt to completion is such an arduous task.  Still, I'm not that kind of chick.  Usually, once I start a piece I march through it like a women on a mission.  That would explain why while doing this masterclass, I really haven't gotten any of my own initiated work done.  Elizabeth has given me quilt quite enough missions to keep me busy. 

But this month its going to be different.  It has to be different.  I am endeavoring  to finish  my curves piece to enter in  the  Quilts = Art = Quilts show sponsored by Schweinfurth Art Center. (Not that I expect to get in but I love this venue and fully intend to support it!)  Plus I need to get back to my Masterclass which I find immensely fulfilling  (yes - I know you all realize I have a love/hate relationship going on with this class - but what can I say?  I'm  a sucker for a challenge -grin!)

So in that light, I continued on with the curves, finally working into new territory with it.  The last month, I've gone over each section - redrafting and repiecing  them so that they fit together nicely and are ready for the final quilting process.  Its a long and very boring process but I think finally its coming together.  I'm so glad the spray starch gave the pieces the stability they were crying out for. 

I also decided on which sketch to do for my rhythm exercise.  Elizabeth liked both (which I was glad about).  I think I'm going to do one this month on a smaller scale in hopes that it will be a nice mock up for a larger piece. 

But alas, between medical appointments this week, I didn't get to actually start on it - but I promise I will in time for next week's post!

So what have you been up to creatively?

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh my Nina Marie! Your piece is beautiful. I cannot wait to see it in its final glory!

Chris said...

Looking good, Nina-Marie. I have looked over EB's blog and I cannot for the life of me figure out which sketches are yours.

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Nina-Marie: I'm too busy to post an update this week. But I still love checking everyone's work. You always collect the best of the best on your link up. Thanks for organizing this each week.

Hilary Florence said...

This is looking really good. I love the shading you have achieved in the smaller piecing. I've never tried using starch so having read this, maybe I should!
Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.