Thursday, July 23, 2009

quilt top

so this is the 25 star quilt top i am working on... still. i hope to post the finished quilt next. i can always hope. it did not get to the Haleiwa Arts Festival finished as planned but traveled back and forth in a tote bag needing only half the hand binding and a label to be added before hanging. this top it is composed of my hand paints in the lovely colors of life, assorted muslins and pieced into a saw tooth star block that seems to be my favorite as i use it again and again. each block has 4 points of yellow to mango colored fabric and the rest random. i hung it on the clothes line to take the photo .the stained glass effect my fabrics radiates makes me happy on this rainy morning. it is oh so close now to being finished as i unpack and unwind from the gypsy art fair world of last week end. it was truly Christmas in July in so many ways. it was filled with new and old friends and acquaintances and customers and sights and sounds, ( bag pipers even!) and foods from local farms and creative cookers . my tent was not too far from the main stage and when i could take a brake i would listen to Celtic, Hawaiian, jazz, big band , and rock music and watch dancers as well. if you get a chance to go to a festival in your area you will be renewed and energized by the spirit of such as temporary art city and all its citizens ! now the tents are down and the trampled grass can once again grow up to the light and green up . my tent was partially under a huge monkey pod tree which gave off a light exotic fragrance from the pink blossoms when the winds blew a certain direction. and we had some big wind ,too. i brought a box of rocks to hold my fabric and angels down on the displays thought some angels did fly about the booth and into my neighbors ..... and some flew to other countries and many to the mainland in hand painted bags, quilted and otherwise....
now that's another story .




9 comments:

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

This is gorgeous Sonja. Is it your color choices that give it a stained-glass color effect? It does to me anyway - very beautiful.

Heather said...

Such beautiful work Sonja - It is exquisite

sonja said...

fluter, thanks

heather thank you 2

edz, try again ....

- Mexican Trailrunner said...

Sonja, I also want to know how you got that stained glass effect. Is it the muslin?
It's really nice and I love the colors.
Bravo!
M

sonja said...

well, the paint i use is semi transparent one and the pieced star top is hanging on line without bat and backing and the seams are similar to the H cane used in stained glass work and light is all around so we just need to move or do something to capture it for a moment... and i really do love bright moments!

Edzellinni said...

I want that quilt!

sonja said...

hey EDZ, if serious.... make me an offer as it will be done any day now as it just needs the label put on and last edge of binding blindstitched..sonjasew and paint and dance

Anni's Art said...

Wow what a fantastic quilt, lovely colors, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

sonja said...

Mahalo Anni for the kind comment.your work is amazing! we really love color don't we?i am greatful daily for the beauty i can see and share!!! sonja