Sunday, May 17, 2009

Work is Progressing


Thank you for the lovely comments about the machine stitched piece- I must admit it did whet my appetite to make some more pieces and it's very frustrating that the machine has decided to spit the dummy so to speak.

Anyway it has meant instead of going into diversion mode I have actually been stitching on my climate change piece and it's funny how the stitching is dictating the forms. I had not expected that the right hand side woud turn into such distinct contrasts- I am not sure what I was really thinking or planning for that matter- but once the stitching went in around the tie dyes the rest of the piece is coming together. I am working on the top right hand corner right now and that is turning out way differently then I had imagined when I burnt the holes in the fabric.
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6 comments:

Marcie said...

I'm liking this, I think the hand quilting works better than machine stitching for this - maybe your machine did you a favour!

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

I also love the way this is turning out. The colors and texture are really wonderful, without being terribly "inviting" (which is, I believe, what the subject matter warrants so I mean that as a compliment).

Kim said...

I like this! The colors are so wonderful... I am so glad to have found your blog, and I will surely be back regularly

Catherine G 78 said...

Hi Dijanne,
Thank you for showing us your work in progress. I love both your machine and hand stitching. I think your hand stitching is a very good option for your climate change quilt.

I'm very glad to hear you are coming to leave near Montpellier next year....It's not so far from Paris....
Catherine G 78

Central Asian Textiles said...

Really very nice job! I appreciate it very much.

Jane Macdermott said...

Love the flames, or that is what they appear to me to be :) What type of thread do you use? I have experimented with a few and still are.