Saturday, February 28, 2015

color journal II :: February blocks

Oh well, I will tidy tomorrow. I decided to start this before February ends. White snow, gray shadows, blue skies and brown remains of the plants.

Friday, February 27, 2015

color journal II

I have a lot of fabric I hold on to for mostly sentimental reasons. Much of it vintage print scraps given to me by my grandmother. I very rarely use printed fabric in what I make so I have given some of it away but I swear the odd shaped little crumpled scraps multiply when I am not looking.  So color journal II is born of needing to deal with this. I haven't finished quilting the first color journal quilt, but oh well - back to that later. Block by block still seems like the best way to end up with a quilt sized cloth and I love just working by color without over thinking it.

See first set of possible winter colors above. Freezing cold and snow with frozen mud underneath don't seem so bad when thinking of it only as color like this. It soothes the late winter mood, but still I will be daydreaming of the green. The clear blue sky days hold it all together no matter what the season.

I have a whole bunch of stitching going on but I can't find the words for any of it. My workspace is long overdue for a tidy and I am hoping that will help with the cluttered mind as well.

Friday, February 13, 2015

there will be green

I am working on something lighthearted and green. Faint light in the sky at 7 a.m. this morning carried me through a cold day. We hope to do a little bit of skiing first, but spring is coming.