Posts Tagged ‘hand stitching’

This is the third square of the Tree Map piece. Now I’m going to color shift for the middle three squares.

I got my order of Mistyfuse in just in time yesterday to complete this piece. I’d begun working on another project so as not to waste any time.

I won’t be able to complete the Tree Map for the 30 for 30 art challenge which ends January 30, but I plan to keep posting until it is done. Hate to leave dangling ends! It may not be every day, though, as other work has been piling up this January.

The challenge has indeed caused me to push myself, and I have experimented, as was the intent. I hope the other artists have had the same good experience with this.  Thank you Leslie Saeta for issuing the challenge and keeping up the website.

http://30paintingsin30days.weebly.com/

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Hi am sending off my donation Art quilt to the Studio Art Quilt Asssociation annual quilt auction. The donated quilts are a major fundraiser for this organization, and they in turn help to publicize the pieces. All are to be 12 x 12 inches, and mine is called My Block. Doesn’t sound too original, but the name also refers to the block I live on, and the ones nearby where I pound the shoe leather every day while compiling my daily 10,000 steps. The visual references are to the shapes, colors, and actual found objects of my working class neighborhood in Lawrenceville (Pittsburgh). Check out all the quilts at www.saqa.com

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This is not a new piece, but I’ve been thinking about it lately. The urban, rust-belt┬átheme, found objects, and tons of hand stitching makes it one of my all time favorites. It is still at the shop at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. 36″ x 20.” I remember I thought I’d never get finished with all the hand quilting and embroidery. But I think it looks better that way.