Sunday, February 28, 2016

Baby quilt: Color Puzzle

Here is what I've got so far:

I picked out a bunch of fabrics for a baby boy quilt and whittled them down to this pile:

I cut out one 6" square from each fabric:

Then I paired them together and stitched half-square triangles, cut, ironed, squared up. I started arranging them on the design wall.

 I decided the above wasn't going to be big enough so I added another row to top and bottom and column on left and right:

Then kept moving squares around:

I'm still working on this. I might have to sew some more squares to get exactly what I want but I like it so far:

And here are 3 crazy squares I've pieced with a huge scrap pile that's been accumulating for years. It's a bit tedious but relaxing and fun in a way:

Recent paintings

It's been awhile... Here are some paintings I've done over the last 6 months. I like this one, even though it's just the piece of paper that I used to wipe excess paint off the brush.

Plus some floral still-lifes (lives?) - these were fun to make because they're layers and layers and layers:

Some birds:

Here is another one of 'houses/buildings', showing some process shots. I'm not done with it yet:

Sketches from landscapes photos I've taken: