Saturday, March 24, 2012

Studio time

Worked on the campfire piece again today. This is the part I am excited about. It will either work, or it won't. My idea is to use all these little squares of fabric to create the fire, then do a lot of machine stitching in my crazy stitching technique to try to give the impression of flames that are partially transparent, partially not.


Keep in mind that I am not attempting to create realistic flames (or sky or ground, or trees!) What I am after is that impression of the way the flames dance and swirl into the sky. Still a long way to go.

Yesterday Ray and I decided to make a quick trip out to Ikea and get a futon to put in the studio loft. It will serve as extra seating up there and can be a place for overnight guests as well.

I think I could host our STASH group here. Certainly have guests. Wanna come for a visit?

17 comments:

  1. Love the futon. It would be fun to meet in your studio. I am loving how the campfire is coming out. It is what I imagined you would do.

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  2. Anonymous8:53 PM

    I love your pixalated flames - I use that technique for leaves for trees, too sometimes. Looking forward to seeing the quilting!

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  3. sorry, think I left an anonymous comment by mistake!

    I love your pixalated flames - I sometimes use them for leaves for trees. Looking forward to seeing your quilting!

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  4. Great fire start(er)! I may be up your way in late June or maybe August and would love to visit your studio, but I better stick to HIE for overnight accommodations.

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  5. Sue Arnold11:36 PM

    Like your fire. Would love to visit. . . Heading to Seattle for family reunion last weekend in July. . Have friends inPortland area to see. Will drive from Mendocino and back.

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  6. I love this piece. The additional stitching will really make it pop.
    And your studio is just wonderful.
    Enjoy.

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  7. I'm loving your Campfire piece. It's going to be terrific. AND your studio loft is becoming cozier and cozier. Very inviting and comfy for guests. Another very good and practical idea.

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  8. The fire is coming alive! Amazing the difference between last post and this. What a lovely space you have.

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  9. I think your Campfire piece is just terrific. Amazing! And the futon in the loft is such a good idea. You have made the space so cozy and inviting any guest would be very comfortable staying there.

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  10. I think your Campfire piece is just terrific. Amazing! And the futon in the loft is such a good idea. You have made the space so cozy and inviting any guest would be very comfortable staying there.

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  11. i like the pixels to, very clean. don't much it up with too much stitching. haha like i know anything, other than what i like.

    i would love to come visit~

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  12. I love the confetti flames! So perfect, they completely convey the idea of fire without attempting to be realistic looking. I love things that so instantly convey what they are without being rigidly tied to looking exactly like what they are.

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  13. I like the camp fire piece right now. I'm sure you will make it even better.

    I would love to come visit. Looks inviting!

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  14. Jean S.9:13 AM

    I love the flames Terri. Your idea is very creative. I also loved the scale of your second drawing - making the fire so much of the composition. If you have time, maybe a second piece based on your sketch would be something to try. It would be more dramatic.

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  15. I want to come for a visit!! I also want to live in a little A-frame and be an artist for a month. I love it all.

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  16. Anonymous1:02 AM

    Terry, I love this campfire quilt!! Oh, and have you seen how much it's been reposted on Pinterest?!! Kathleen

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  17. Anonymous1:03 AM

    Terry, I love this campfire quilt!! Oh, and have you seen how much it's been reposted on Pinterest?!! Kathleen

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