Saturday, January 9, 2016

- At a snail's pace

Irony abounds ... I am now writing this post for a second time having somehow lost the first pass. Ah well, I think I remember what I said.

Choosing a blue for today was made easier by the knowledge that I could save the indigo blues for tomorrow. I ended up using a heavier linen, in part because it somewhat matched the feathery blue fringe in yesterday's patch ...

Patch #9

And while I'm not sure how the weight difference will play out later, I'm going with it. The cloth came from one of my mom's favorite summer tops ... which looked great on her, but never did much on me. Here it's perfect and I'm looking forward to making patches with some of the other motifs in the future.

I also finished this week's weather patches ...


and I'm realizing Saturdays will be extra fun as I add each new week to the one before!

I'm also starting to think about how all the patches might fit together eventually. Right now, the spine and front cover of a book come to mind ...


and already I can see how photographing the whole piece is going to be an ongoing challenge.

Revision: I just didn't like the way the last two patches were oriented, so they have been flipped over ...


Okay, I feel better now.

4 comments:

Dana said...

It is fun to contrast your calendars with Jude's post today. Yours are firmly set in standard time-keeping, yet are also very personal. The rain gauge calendar is fact-based, but shows your attention to the weather and the water of your place in a way that looks like only you. The record of days drinks thoroughly from your experience and your consciousness. I love all of it.

Liz Ackert said...

As much as I try to be a free spirit, I am a creature of habit. So patterns in cloth are a not-surprising consequence. It's actually pretty cool how many different ways we express ourselves in cloth, each with our own unique styles, as recognizable as signatures.

Mo Crow said...

what a rainbow week!

Liz Ackert said...

I've been emboldened by Jude Hill's Whispering Colors and Judy Martin's most recent quilt top. Using strong color is new for me and I'm very much liking it.