Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Work

I've had a very productive week.  First of all, I finally created a Facebook page dedicated to my work.  Check it out HERE. And I also finished sewing 2 quilts in progress and one new piece. Tops only, but I'm excited to have them finished.

First, Subdivision 12. The top is 18" x 28". This piece has been sitting around my studio for months.
 The big mineral quilt. I have blogged about this before (click here to see my earlier post), but briefly, it is what I hope will be the first in a series of quilts based on sketches of mineral thin sections I drew when I was in college.  It is metaperidotite crystals in a dark matrix, and it is currently 58" square.
As I worked on this piece, I started to think about how I would quilt it. Should I quilt fracture lines in the crystal? Should I quilt mineralization zones in the matrix?  Hmmmm.

So I decided to make a small piece, about 25" square, to "test quilt."  I think it is a nice piece in it's own right.
This weekend I'm heading to the Texas Quilt Museum for the new Judith Content exhibit.  So I'll have all weekend to think about the quilting.  Any suggestions?

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

12 comments:

Norma Schlager said...

Wonderful colors on both!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous! Love the bright colors, this is amazing!

Lara B. said...

Both quilts are amazing Heather - Whoop Whoop for you! I love the scrappy black background in your mineral quilt. I'm no help for suggestions on how to quilt it, but thing something faceted is a great idea.

That Crafty Cara said...

They're all so beautiful! I especially love the second one--very "stained glass"-looking.

Angela said...

Nice pieces!

LA Paylor said...

great new work Heather. I just love your spirit! I am going to take a moment in a few minutes and read through your Finnish posts. I also send congrats on 36 years together. We are together 21 this year. We thought we'd take a big trip on our 20th but didn't count on having a 13 year old standard poodle that couldn't stay home alone. We'll have to wait for a trip.
Your home on the parade route is fun. I just learned Peru has a festival where the homes are decorated along the way, including actors who hang out on the balconies and join in the fun. It's in my June posts, the trip to Peru (really in DC)
LeeAnna

creaturecomfortquilts said...

Love these. The colors, the patterns, just beautiful!

ClotheslineCottons said...

The only books I kept from college were my geology books, and that wasn't even my major! This is really awesome.

Mary Marcotte said...

Beautiful work, Heather. I love that you are using your earlier work to design your current quilts.

Congratulations on 36 years. We have something in common: my husband and I celebrated 37 this week.

Vera Holmgren said...

Thanks for sharing, lovely colors!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

I enjoyed your new professional FB page, Heather. Always a treat to see what you are up to.

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

Fabulouse pop of color on the gray and black. Its hard to think about how to quilt it from just looking at photos. I am sure you have plenty of ideas by now. Great to see you in La Grange, if only briefly!!

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