Saturday, January 30, 2016

- Learn by playing

It was a proud day when Jude Hill gifted me with the moniker "Learn by Playing" on her Place Keeping page. Today's patch is a memory-holder for that ...

Patch #30

Today's cloth-woven nine-patch is juxtaposed with my first piece of paperless patchwork, recorded in a post on October 9, 2014.

That tan and brown nine-patch has been sitting on the arm of my stitching chair for over a year. The other arm holds Jude's September Window ...

Jude's original post appeared on September 11, 2014

And now I'm well on my merry way: one day short of a whole month of patching and posting, each day marked by two patches, one of whimsy and one of weather ...

1" by 1" patches of January weather (1/31 patch pending)

After looking again at Judy Martin's inspirational quilt top, I am considering more nine patches like the first one ... but this time in combinations of brown (tree trunks) and beige (limestone), joined by all the other colors outside my window as the seasons slip by. It's just a notion right now, but I expect to make some trial pieces soon. After I finish this most likely ...

Another sneak peek ...
Left side of applique stitched down (one strand of DMC)
Right side edged with the addition of split back stitch (two strands of DMC)

10 comments:

Dana said...

Your patches from the last few days are all so varied and fun....the ice, the sun, and now the nine-patch. They are all beautiful. The rainfall calendar is calmer, but the cumulative effect is also wonderful. In this climate there would be many more gray patches. Your soothing yellows and soft blues make Texas weather seem so beneficent.

Liz Ackert said...

Sadly, we've had very little rain since the Halloween floods, so while the creeks are still running there is already talk of drought again. It is telling that our local weather forecasts include reservoir levels (elevation, percent full, and comparisons to historic averages are all common).

Thanks for the comment, as always. I feel like I'm hitting my stride with this project.

Simone de Klerk said...

Liz, your work is beautiful. Also the blocks in the previous posts. So much detail on such a small space! Very inspirational! And thank you also for describing the fabrics you use. It makes my world bigger (-:

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... your comments and encouragement are inspirational to me. A wonderful circle to be caught in!

yvette said...

Yes Jude is right to name you learn by playing...i always love your thoughts while you patch

Soon i'll post more about quilting on my blog ...great to be part of the circle!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Yvette ... I'll look forward to your quilt posts. Meantime, may you be well.

ARTISUN said...

I'm so inspired by your daily stitching. When I retire I'd like to start something like that. And I love that you have a Jude HIll piece sitting close by you as you work. She inspires me everyday. I adore her work. I wish I could just hang out with her all day and watch her work, and see how she manages her day. Fascinating that she gets so much done.

Liz Ackert said...

You will so love retirement, but be forewarned: there will never be enough hours of daylight to do all you wish to do. Yesterday I wanted to work in the yard, stitch Remember 2016 and work on my daughter's 30th birthday present. I suspect that Jude is more disciplined than I am about feeding the cyber-habit. I could probably get a lot more done if I didn't have such a bad case of fomo.

jude said...

hey

Liz Ackert said...

hey