Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Turmoil and tranquility
In early November I decided to lift myself out of a funk by sewing, without much idea of what was going to happen to the sewed-up bits. Here's what I had on the wall on November 13, and thought that I might do a composition where the black morphed into red.
I sewed a lot more bits and pieces and by the week before Christmas it looked like this below, with all the black part sewed together and most of the red part still in pieces. Still thinking of a single quilt with two colors. The line between black and red seemed pretty harsh so I figured I would need to make some transition blocks to get from one color to the next.
But after I looked at the red and black together on the wall, with the help of my art pal Marti, I had a thought -- what if this were two quilts instead of one? I could submit the black part as tranquility and the red part as turmoil.
Since we didn't have much planned in the way of holiday festivities, I got to sew on Christmas Eve and a bit even on Christmas Day, and by this week I had the black one quilted!
update: linking this to Nina-Marie's blog; check out what other artists are doing this week.