I was surprised to learn that they had sold all my ice-dyed fabric at the museum, so I've got some more "percolating" tonight and I'll be delivering it on Thursday. It's another one of my addictive activities, so I'm thrilled to have an excuse to make some more.
There was a couple at the museum on Saturday and since it's not a big space, I couldn't help overhearing a lot of their conversation. The lady took plenty of time to look at each piece and pointed out to her companion all the details she observed about how it was made, the subject, etc. It was so cool to listen and know that someone else noticed and appreciated all the choices and decisions that go into the work. That's one of the things that always intrigues me when I look at other people's quilts, especially the older ones. I really do feel that a quilt has so much to tell you about the maker, if you're just willing to listen. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to talk to this lady, but, whoever and wherever you are--thank you! You really made my day.
I've finished a new art piece for the GA/SC Regional SAQA Exhibit that will debut at the GA Quilt Show and then travel around the country for the next year. It's based on a photo I took many years ago of two orange butterflies. I painted the background and used a piece of the ice-dyed fabric for the binding--the colors were just right.
Now, I'm onto the next one. It's also based on several old photos I took of an incredible sunset--undoubtedly the most beautiful one I can remember. Luckily, I had my camera handy that day. I'll post photos of both pieces later.