Thursday, October 17, 2019

I Love Functional Accessories

This functional accessory was made necessary when I had to have somewhere to put washcloths by the shower.
Both the barrel table and the basket arrived here today. We already had found the washcloths and they were already rolled to put in the basket.

I was not disappointed about each item and the way they worked in our space.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Day 36 - It's Done

Mirror, lights and a few accessories  add a special touch.
The corner tub with accessories.
The glass was added to the shower wall.
The project is finished except for some tiny details.
I will be completing it with a few more functional accessories.
I hope you love it as much as I do.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Day 35 - Wall Color

The walls are now faux painted.
Just a few more things to complete and it will be time to use the "new" room.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Quilts Radiating From The Center- Rerun


A majority of the quilts I made for my solo show Ice Tapestries and Shibori Quilts radiated from the center.
Long before I started making those quilts I found many of my most effective quilts radiated from the center.
I do find this interesting as I consider myself an asymmetrical artist and yet these are some of my favorite most successful quilts in my opinion.

It is amazing I ever finished piecing this quilt. I can't tell you how many times I lost/misplaced pieces of it and there was no more of the fabric available.
Yes, I am studying this quilt to decide how I would like to quilt it to enhance the design. That may take a while!

This could have been the entire quilt if I had not found all the pieces. It includes a lot of hand applique so it travelled with me to many different places.

It was my attempt to create this quilt in hand dyed fabric.

This is one of my most successful quilts and is a prize winning quilt. Everyone who sees it, quilter or not, stops, looks, studies it and comments.

Here is another work in progress. I am also waiting for it to tell me how to finish it! I am continuing down this center radiating path with my current ice dyes until I change course. Of course in addition to that I am working on finishing works in progress at this time.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Dyeing Color Family - Third and Last Color - Rerun

 I love to look back 10 years and see my personal color family. 

I have finished doing all the dyeing for my Personal Color Family.

I am so pleased with them. They are indeed Kay colors.
My favorite season is right now - FALL. These colors are so much like what I am seeing right now as I drive around the county.

This is the third lightest value of the turquoise. You can see that some of them are not turquoise but a blend of the turquoise and the two previous colors.

This one is for Deb! She said she loves to see all the fabrics when they come out of the dryer jumbled together. I do too Deb!

Here you can see all the fabrics sorted into their respective piles.

This is the entire 343 swatches I dyed in a side view. You can see the lighter colors on the left and they deepen as they go to the right.

Since I have other priorities in my life at the moment I will put them aside and work on them in any available time to get them ready to send to my Color Family Dyeing Swap Friends.

It really has been fun and I would love to do more dyeing RIGHT NOW but that isn't going to happen. I will instead enjoy the other wonderful things that are happening in my life.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Day 32 - Real Working Fixtures!

We have faucets!
and a shower fixture!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Day 31 - Inspiration To Combinations

The tub stayed and provided the inspiration and limitations we worked around. The colors of the stained glass are not accurate in this photo.
Here is one example of how I chose the colors and materials to make this work.
If has been an exciting project working with a contractor who gets his people here EVERY day.