Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tuning Fork #17 is finished....

...except for the facing and label.
Tuning Fork 17, 30.5" x 46.5", 2014
Tuning Fork 17, detail
Monday, I sewed the last few rows together and made a back.  Tuesday and Wednesday I quilted it, in a mauvey gray thread that went perfectly with the grayed mauves I'd used in the quilt.  I had another quilt to quilt, Big Figure #7, so before lunch on Wednesday I made a back for it.  I was feeling very cheerful.  Brian left for Houston on Wednesday morning, and I had two days to sew.  No cooking, no getting up at 6 am (unless I felt like it), my time was entirely my own.  I had a list of studio tasks I wished to get done.  I came down from the studio for lunch Wednesday, and the whole plan fell apart.

I got sick.  I've spent the last day and a half on the couch.  What a waste of a couple of good sewing days.

I feel slight better tonight (Thursday).  I'm hoping the worst is past.  We'll see.

One last picture, a totally new experience for me, I took a young friend to a ceramic place a couple of weeks ago.  We painted bowls.  I loved it, and I'm now wondering if I need to have a young adult along to justify going.  Would it be odd to turn up by myself?  I love my bowl.  Here it is filled with udon soup with fried tofu.
I'm off to bed.  Hopefully I'll be able to be more productive tomorrow.


I'm linking this post to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Richard and Tanya's Quilts Link a Finish Friday and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.  Go see all the wonderful work there!

14 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

Hopefully you feel better soon. Love the bowls and totally love the mauve grey piece.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

The light and shadow you have created with tuning fork is breathtaking.

Hilary Florence said...

Great to see it finished Heather. It is a very beautiful quilt. Hope you are feeling better
Hilary Florence

Linda M said...

The tuning fork is wonderful, I like the colors. The bowl is cute, and no you don't need a young person to go with you, go as a reward for getting better!

LA Paylor said...

that bowl is too cool. What is the fish thing behind it, part of the bowl? No, you don't need a kid to accompany you, keep going and making cool stuff like that. Isn't it fun to work in another medium!
LeeAnna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

Does not sound like you need anymore encouragement to make more bowls, so I'll just say get well soon! Every time my husband is out of the house(infrequently) I treasure the UNINTERRUPTED time to create.

Vera said...

What a great color combo.

Heather P said...

Thanks, everyone! I feel a bit better today, though pretty thoroughly wiped out. LeeAnna, the fish is a small (6" nose to tail) resin figurine that my best friend gave me years ago. I love the way her looks on my black kitchen counter. Amy, you are so right, I was looking forward to uninterrupted time. I'm still upset that I wasted so much of it.

jeifner said...

That's too bad! Hope you're feeling better. I think it's so fun to paint ceramics, I'd do it without youngsters around. Beautiful forks.

Norma Schlager said...

That's a bummer that you got sick on your free time. I, too love the bowl and think you should make some more with or without your friend.
The mauve piece is stunning, as usual.

Regina B Dunn said...

This quilt has a very reflective quality. Nicely done!

monique's mess said...

Neat ! I like the originality of the pattern and when you break it down its so simple but looks really complicated. Fabulous

Susan Lenz said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I have a friend who owns one of those ceramic studios ... and lots and lots of her clients are adults. She has "date night", "Ladies Nite", and all sort of other evening events to encourage adults to come and have fun. I have several pieces myself.

Your quilt is amazing and I'm hoping you are feeling well now!
Susan

Maria Shell said...

Beautiful work Heather. Glad to hear you are on the mend.

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