Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How long did it take you....pinkly sqaures quilt in progress

I don't know how often i am asked, 
How long did that take you to make that?
 They might be looking at a quilt perhaps ,one that i made. 
Today i am working on one, I am calling her "Pinkly Squared! so far.

 here is a shot of the backing using  some my splattered hand painted fabric, pieced

                                   back and  front squared off, showing quilting using variegated threads.

In  block closeup i use random stitching, what comes to mind for that area, quilted .
 No marking, just seat of the pants, on the spot choices.

You have seen this pile of color in other post if you are a reader,
 This is where i start with strips of color painted on cloth that have been trimmed and saved for just such an occasion. i use some batiks but about 90-95 percent are my hand paints.

The squares are trimmed up to 5 and a half inches here.
 i will add a long cabin strips on all  4 sides next

 Here the log cabin surround pairs strips have been added  to
front and back shot of the next quilt in the pipeline of my life.

 For my bindings i often like a fabric like this one, one that has been languishing on the shelf,
as an overall floral decorator type of fabric. i will add color to them.

Now painted in the  pinkish tones in the quilt body, now transformed,
now drying in the sun .
Here we are now watching paint dry....
So how does one answer such a question such as 
How long did that take you to make that?
I don't know how long.
It takes All the time!
I DO know my work takes many decisions and processes, many, many.
I  would prefer to tell you the Why, the story behind the ideas that propelled me to Here!

I don't know how long. I'm not sure it's finished Yet!!

Be well and enjoy  the journey!!


Sherrie Spangler said...

I LOVE your whole process here. The colors are just luscious. And pinkly is such a great name.

Nancy said...

These fabrics are delicious- quite pinkly! Well done.

LA Paylor said...

I see Hawaii in your work

sonja said...

thank you Sherrie, Nancy,Leeanna
for stopping in to the pinkly show! and for leaving your kind and tasty comments!

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Wow Sonja fantastic colors on the fabrics you have used for this wonderful quilt, love it.

sonja said...

thank you Anni!
i was just over looking at your bottles up art,lovely colors there and interesting composition! I wonder what wonders the scrolls contain?

Esther Aliu said...

Fabulous, love your pinkly squares quilt! I just love your use of colour and painting, I think more of us should try it!

sonja said...

why not paint the colors of/in your mind to compose your art?
thanks for your comment Esther.
this says it all for me:
"Be yourself, all others are already taken!" Oscar Wilde