Its amazing where we can create. I'm spending this week, visiting with my mother at my parents cabin in upstate New York. As you can imagine, upstate New York is gorgeous in January and cold. Very cold. Still you couldn't tell it from inside the cozy cabin. My mother very graciously told me to bring along my latest project. Luckily, I'm very adapt at packing. Also, luckily, the cabin has a nice loft that is perfect for a temporary studio.
The curves, as you can see, are coming along nicely. While I'm doing the piecing, I keep second guessing my idea to make the piece so big. Then I get a section done and think - WOW - I like that. Its funny how with all the design decisions being made up front - the pattern, palette and value placement - the piecing is relaxing. And a lot of work.
I've decided to use my improv piecing method again like in The Curves. There is still more I want to explore in values and colors with the method. Plus I wanted to try the method on a piece where I drew the curves rather than getting them from a photo inspiration. We'll see if it makes a difference. If I ever get it done. Did I mention its a lot of work?
Still this week has finally gotten me into the groove of the piece so a March completion is looking more promising. Nothing like a remote cabin in January to help gain some focus. I'm hoping to get a bit more done before heading back to Pennsylvania this weekend. I'll be glad to get this baby pinned up on my design wall.
Ohhhh and by the way, I happen to be the featured quilter on the blog, Amy's Creative Side if you care to take a peak. Every Friday she features a quilter from the Quilter's Blog Festival.
So What have you been up to creatively?