I've Got the Blues
I'm having a hard time typing this morning
as I am eating ALL the roasted pumpikin seeds from
the Halloween pumpkin carving fisaco that took place
in our back yard yeasterday.
Type one word, eat a pumpkin seed,
type 2 words, reach for more pumpkin seeds.
See my predicament????
As I mulled over this quarter's Four In Art theme of...
I've Got the Blues,
I decided I just can't have the blues becasue........
I'm happy that we still have 2 kiddos living at home with us.
(Aren't my nerds cute?)
I also got to witness a friend getting a pie in the face
at our church Harvest Festival.
(Doesn't he look happy?
Oh, and look at that cute Brony shirt.)
I helped a high school football player sew his first
and probably his last quilt for a school assignment.
(He was a quick learner and did a great job.
Go North High Huskies!)
And lastly...I get to see this view
twice at week at my daughter's soccer practice.
Back to reality.... I traced the word 'azul' meaning blue in
Portugese onto a white background.
See my nifty high end light table?
I chose this word becasue I lived in Brasil for a summer
and even though my Portugese stinks,
I'm always happy to find a way to use it.
I then drew 3 circles to encompas the word azul.
I wanted to quilt inside just the circles and use the
negative space of the quilting to spell the word azul.
I decided to use 3 different thread colors,
one in each of the circles.
Right here I'm quilting around the
letter Z with medium colored blue thread.
One of my kids decided that I needed to be documented.
I'm always the photographer and never get to be the photographee.
Before quilting I added some fabric inside the quilt
sandwich that could be seen behind the white fabric.
The intention was to highlight the 3 different circles.
I chose fabric that had circles on it, to go along with the circles I quilted.
I know there's a name for this technique.
Right now I can't remember the name and I can't find it on the web. Boo hoo.
I quilted the cirlces to overlap each other and bisect in the middle.
It looks more meesy on the quilt than it did in my mind.
I think sometimes my mind tricks me into thinking it has good ideas.
This time around I chose to finish the 2 1/2" binding by machine.
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