Feathers are always a classic design and look great on every quilt. Here, they stand alone with a little crosshatching.
Today is Work in Progress Wednesday and I am reviving an old project. This project was derived from an art book study in value.
They say, “Value does all the work and color gets all the credit.”
It was a perfect project for my hand dyed fabrics. The reason I abandoned the project was that I fused the pieces with regular Wonder Under. Because there are so many layers in some areas, the squares are as stiff as cardboard and resistant to free motion quilting.
I still have the pattern I designed, so I’d like to try this again. Should I fuse it again with a light weight fusible? Should I appliqué it-by hand or by machine? What will I do with it once it’s finished? These are the design decisions that went unanswered before and landed this project in a bin in the basement. Can I resuscitate it this time? What would YOU do?
Maybe I’ll just go make a pie…
Yesterday, my daughters and I headed to Minneapolis for a quick tour of the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
The image of the Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg has become an unofficial symbol for Minneapolis since it’s installation in 1988.
Most of the Walker Center was closed for reconstruction, leaving just a few special exhibits open.
Even, their construction signs are creative!
It was a fabulous day to browse the sculptures outside.
Not surprisingly, my favorite place was the gorgeous flower garden…
It was overflowing with color and comfortable benches!
The next time you travel to Minneapolis, why not try an afternoon at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. If you like Modern Art, try the Walker Art Center--just make sure it’s open for business!
For more on Minnesota’s outdoor sculptures you might like: Franconia Art Park
“The artist is a collector, not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference. Hoarders collect indiscriminately. Artists collect selectively. They only collect things that they love.”
“Your job is to collect good ideas. The more good ideas you collect, the more you can choose from to be influenced by.” –Austin Kleon