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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Olympic patchwork

I was fascinated by the Olympic patchwork created by Mikhail Kusnirovich, the 47-year-old-owner of Bosco di Ciliegi, Russia’s premier sportswear company. I thought it would be fun to make a piece inspired by the jackets.  So here's a picture of the jackets, and my attempt to emulate them. Next time I would choose brighter blues.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Saki for two

I finished my Saki for 2 piece. I made it in a Pamela Allen workshop.   I added green embroidery in the left hand corner in an attempt to suggest the beaded curtains sometimes found in Asian restaurants.  I also embroidered a bento box and soup bowl and spoon on the table.  I used a recycled dark brown silk shirt for the binding.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1

I am still working on the St. Louis piece.  All the stitching is done, now I have to finish quilting it, binding, etc.
I am taking a class with Pamela Allen, About Contrast.  In our first lesson we were to make a monochromatic piece. I chose my favorite color, blue.  The mountain in the center is a piece I had leftover from a Roman stripe quilt I did in indigo shades.  I had a few triangles leftover, so I used one for the center mountain.  The piece is made of cottons left over from other projects. It is raw edge, hand stitched applique.