I have a name in mind early on for most of the fabric work I create. But not always. I am sewing down facing on the latest piece I quilted and still haven’t come up with a good name.
It is the love child of two earlier quilts, “Vertigo” and “Staircase.” The latter isn’t quilted yet, but is next in my queue.
I’ve thought of Split pea leftovers, Which way, and Thataway; but none really grabs me. So, I ask for your suggestions in hopes that fresh eyes will discern better possibilities. I can’t promise to choose one of your ideas, but I can promise new ideas will lead to a fitting title.
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.