|a few cows in repose|
I am working on my Quiltart challenge quilt, "Cool Collections"
Among other things I collect Cows, Flamingos, Poodles and Betty Boops.
I started with a brainstorming session where I sketched out 12 really cool ideas, but couldn't get excited about making them. What's that all about??
I won't even bore you with all of them but just know, if you ever think a person just "knows" what to do, it's not that easy.
This is a small mountain of rejected fabric for just the border around the black and photo center.
The turquoise fabric won the race to be the first border and my collection of fabrics the next border, and also chose the binding.
Now it's just work. Construct, quilt, bind, embellish. The hard work of decision making is over!
By the way, when I wanted to include cow, flamingo, Betty Boop and poodle fabrics, I shopped in my stash and THAT was a big decision as I love all my silly fabrics. I know some artists only use their hand dyes, and I like to use my hand dyes when I'm being sophisticated and artsy and all that.
But y'all, I loves my silly prints! It's a collage!
A collage of Kitsch!
In the words of Michael Kors, it looks "Becky-Home-ecky" with colored rick rack and that cluttered feel.
Pretty much sums up my vast collection of items around the house! I have made quilts in the past with each of these on them but none with ALL of them on them. Til now.
Did I mention this is due in a week? Which brings me to my Fred Babb poster hanging next to the cutting table in the studio:
Deadlines... Friends or Foes?
Neither, just a stimulant.
If you need me, I'll be in the studio. Crazed.