Monday, July 11, 2016

Continuing my attempt

I was pretty happy with my work. Copying the technique of of Merle Axelrad, after cutting out the pieces of fabric I took them over to the sewing machine and tried to stitch them to the background material. Piece started falling off and pretty soon I had lost the design that I had made. Too bad it didn't work. I am going to have to find some sort of adhesive backing to use next time such as Wonder Under. Oh well, live and learn! Nothing to get upset about. Just part of the creative process!

Giving it a second try

I recently read Elizabeth Gilbert's new book called 'The Big Magic". Her book addresses the fears and pressures of creativity. She had so many wonderful pieces of advice that inspired me to try creating small quilt based on quilt artist Merle Axelrad. We were able to visit Merle Axelrad in her studio Sacramento when we were up in the area after the Sano Reunion. I found a wonderful picture that I wanted to try to make into a quilt. I then set about cutting up small pieces of fabric and placing them just so that you could actually see the shadings etc.