Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Call This Done

Got up this morning and went directly to the studio to finish up what was left off last night. Consider this the final version...woohoo! Now for all that pesky construction....and the surface design and then quilting. Don't understand why they won't just let you enter the quilts like this...strange, huh?

Now the decision is whether to start sewing or move to another design. I love the most minimal of the drawings (thanks,'s my favorite also); but as Pam mentioned in her comment color will be the key to that piece.

This one is so "sweet" for me...not my usual palette. Considering doing browns, blacks, green and gold on the minimal piece. A player yet to be the moment, I am a little dingy from staying up so late last night. Probably a good idea not to start something new but just to sit a sew on something I already have in the works. Dimensions: 36"L x 27"W

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Deb R said...

Aahhh, the additions look just right!

Gerrie said...

I'm liking this a lot. What are the dimensions. I don't think the colors are sweet at all - very assertive - does that make sense?

mary m. said...


This is very atmospheric, original, thought provoking and dream-like. It is calling out for your splendiferous quilting!

Mrs. Mel said...

OK let us start a contest for just unquilted tops. They can be spray glued to a piece of mat board or something, or maybe the show has to have lots of those panels like they have at the Husqvarna exhibit at HOuston and we can just pin the tops to the soft panel.

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