Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The overiding reason why I work with fabric

instead of paper is the wonderful colors and patterns you can find in fabric stores. And I do so love to look and fondle and buy cloth. Anything bright and with flowers begs to go home with me. I have a hard time saying no because I do not think in "fat quarters". Give me yardage. Yards and yards and more yards. On average at least three. I work big. I think big. Big. Bold. Colorful.
But unlike in years in the way distant past when I looked at cloth with the expectation of including it in the design of a quilt top I now buy commercial cloth with plans to put it on the back of my work.
I fell in love with this bold print a year or more ago; a Valori Wells design by Free Spirit and brought several yards of it. So to answer Carol's question posted in the comment section of my last blog post, this is what is the backing for the Morning Glory quilt. She also wanted to see the end results of the birds quilts which I thought I had posted but I guess not. They went to the exhibit in Kentucky and are back home and rolled and stored in the closet.
Truthfully, I had forgotten all about them.

I do not plan to make a habit of selling any of my work from this blog, but then again, I generally do not make work that I do not want to live with if it does not sell. However, these birds are in the, "I made them but,I don't want to live with them" category. So if anyone is seriously interested in having them come live in your house, inquiries and serious offers to purchase will be gladly accepted.

6 comments:

cAROL said...

Thanks Juanita. UR so sweet. Wish I was in Florida to meet U.

Carol said...

Thanks Juanita. UR so sweet. Wish I was in Florida to meet you.

Patty S. said...

Maybe it's my Mac, but the pictures aren't loading for me on this blog post.

quiltingnana said...

I love fabric too...sometimes I just sit and play with the fabric, then fold everything up and put it away...your birds are lovely.

quiltingnana said...

I love fabric too...sometimes I just sit and play with the fabric, then fold everything up and put it away...your birds are lovely.

quiltingnana said...

I love fabric too...sometimes I just sit and play with the fabric, then fold everything up and put it away...your birds are lovely.