Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Wings of Night
Last week, I had a window of time with nothing pressing. No work, no deadlines, no projects that had to be finished. So I gave myself the time to just play, and ended up making this quilt.
I started with some of the prints from my first screen printing experience this summer. I have a thing for spanish lavender and so made a whole batch of prints with spanish lavender blossoms on them. I love how they looked against this hand-dyed fabric. So away I went.
It felt so fun to just play, move things around, test the "what if I try this" sort of thing. I'm happy with the result, but even happier with how fun and free the process was. I also had a great time machine quilting (on the new Bernina 830) and I couldn't believe that I was able to do all of the vermicelli quilting with ONE bobbin. I love that enlarged bobbin.
Here's a detail. Yep, I couldn't resist breaking out the Neocolor crayons, and adding some hand stitching.
"Wings of Night" is a variety of spanish lavender -- isn't that a gorgeous name for a flower? So that seemed perfect for the name of this quilt.
I'm hoping to get some more play time this week, but a work project landed in my email inbox this morning. So we'll see.