Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Egressing with Stevie Wonder

okay, I'm back, iron is cleaned, here is an update of the larger Egress quilt-



Dscn0951_1                                                                                   I think the weakest part of the composition is in the upper right hand corner but overall I really love it. It gets the best of me couching all the threads...my muscles in my neck, back, arms ache and burn, plus the thick sari threads get caught in my couching foot and then my F foot (Janome 6500) makes it hard to direct the threads and hold the quilt down....I'm glad I didn't go ahead and put on the stablizer because it would have been a monster to work under the machine.  The stablizer helps it lay completely flat and I'll add it when I have about 1/3 of couching left to do...which I'll use as quilting stitches also...but I think I'm going to do some decorative quilting stitches (maybe). I think the large sections of fabric need it.  I'm also thinking about dangling some large fabric beads, or something off the bottom at various lengths.  Don't know yet. It measures about 36"x36".  I would like to try this with dyed, painted, and stamped silks if I decide I can attempt even a larger one.



I added a new album to my Deep Grooves in my sidebar, Stevie Wonder's A Time To Love.  I tend to listen to the same cd for a very long time before I get a new vibe going and I'll be digging this one for awhile.  It is quaintessential Stevie and although it still doesn't top Hotter Than July or Songs In the Key of Life albums, this is one of his best! A Time To Love.    So far, the cuts, If Your Love Cannot Be Moved and Positivity are my personal favorite.  Its wonderful, get it, Wonderful that he has maintained his artists status by being devoted to his musical heart instead of bling bling producing every year. Something that many young artist could learn from, but maybe Wonder is too classic to appeal to the get rich or die trying mindset. 



9 comments:

  1. I LOVE Stevie Wonder. There's always something about his music that leaves you moved somehow afterwards.

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  2. Stevie is a class act. So is the Egress quilt. I hope you enter it in something, Karoda. You worked too hard not to! It is stunning!

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  3. Mary, I do hope to enter this in a show eventually, but right now I want larger work to hang at the cafe/yarn store in a few months.

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  4. The color is spectacular! I'd love to see it in person. The purple, pink, and orange checkerboard is great, and I love the stripes.

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  5. I am really liking this piece. keep up the great work.

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous -- do you sell them? I love the colors and the pattern!

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  7. I don't think I can come up with enough superlatives for this amazing quilt. The color, texture, and form work together so beautifully.
    I predict you will sell this one, if that's what you want to do. Jen

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  8. This is the one I want to crawl into, want to wrap around me. It is so very beautiful!

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  9. Love the quilt. Love Stevie. I'm glad to see that you are creating.

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