August 12, 2010

Open Studio (friday the 13th)

The what: Open Studio and Quilt Exhibit
The where: Pressroom Studios and Kaw Valley Arts and Humanities
The other where: 750 Armstrong, Kansas City, KS
The when: Friday 8.13.10 5:00 - 8:00pm
The why: because you love quilts and you love me and you want to support the arts in KCK (and you love live music and free food)

 (this quilt is not new. but it is beautiful and will be on display and for sale tomorrow night)

Ok. So I failed in my mission to have 8 new quilts. Life got in the way a little. So did procrastination via Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I do have 6 totally finished brand new quilts and 2 that are nearly finished but still need the binding sewn on. What are you going to do? But really, there's way more than 6 new quilts to people who have never seen my work. Right?

August 11, 2010

the sky in july (and august)

I've posted before about how I'm trying to notice things more. It's a continuing battle but I'm making a consistent effort. Keeping my camera nearby at all (well, most) times is helping.
Something that I've been noticing and documenting this summer are the amazing skies in Kansas City. Our house is on top of a hill and there are no other houses close by -  at least by city standards. It gives me a great view of the sky in 360 degrees.
I've based two of my most recent quilts on our summer sky:
 (I love this one. It seems like little cherubs should be flying out of those blue spots)

 these two skies were the inspiration for:

full quilt / detail

and these two inspired:

full quilt / detail

Both quilts are completely hand dyed. The top one has 19 different colors and the bottom one has 23, if I'm remembering correctly. This is a series I'm excited to continue.