As 2020 crawls to an end I can report that some of my ongoing projects are finished. My Mini Collage online class is done, and I have made progress in quilting pieced tops. The list I made in January has almost every item crossed off, though I have veered off course with some of those items and added others.
First, my latest batch of mini collages with marks added reflects my learning curve on the decorative – purposeful spectrum. A big lesson of this class is that nothing is too precious to save “for good.”
Next, I finished quilting “Dreaming of Spring,” one of my spur of the moment leftovers and scraps quilts.
“Vertigo” reached completion after much dithering on my part as to which way to orient it.
Finally, I had a surprise finish with “Off The Coast of Maine,” which is technically a quilt – 3 layers with batting. However, I made it by sewing together cut offs from finished quilts, painting the result with gesso and acrylic paint, and fusing photos and organza over it all. I had photos taken by my brother printed by Spoonflower.
A photo of the back reveals how Frankenstein-ed together it is.
Next on my wrap up list is a top I made in 2011, which I’ve cut into two pieces. We’ll see if another project manages to elbow into the queue ahead of it.
I’m linking to Off The Wall Fridays.
6 responses to “A Round Up of Wrap Ups”
Such great quilts! Way to go! Your little collages are so fun!
Thanks for those kind words.
Loving this latest quilt show of yours, Joanna! Your mini-collages are quite inspiring, as I move along my “no pins, just try it” journey.. Each time I see “Dreaming of Spring” I feel an invitation to step in and explore. “Off the Coast of Maine” is another invitation to explore, and gives me a timely reminder that quilt cutoffs are good for so much more than testing stitches. I totally love “Vertigo” and understand your “dither.” “Opening Up” from your give-away presented the challenge of not seeming to have an “up” direction. I resolved the “dither” by stitching small rings on the back along each side so I can use a small rod to hang the piece any orientation as the spirit moves. So far I’ve rotated it 5 times in the last 3 months. I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of your queue next! Be well.
Sometimes what comes next needs to be introduced with “now for something completely different.” What a clever way you’ve found to hang Opening Up. Keep on trying new things.
Wow, this felt like going to a little quilt show! I think they show the many ways you have expanded your portfolio and honed skills over time. I’ve always said you have a great eye for composition and I think that is evident in these pieces. I especially like “Off the Coast of Maine” and your use of organza. Your mini collage pieces are very inspiring too.
What a sweet comment, Ann. When I feel low I plan to reread it.