Monday, February 16, 2009

It's Still February

How can such a short month seem so long? Between the snow and physical therapy, I'd like it to end now, please. However, Mr. Cardinal has appeared several times, a hopeful sign. And, as you can see, the snow has melted. For now.

Meanwhile, I have been working on a couple of pieces with the SDA members' show in mind. This first one falls a bit short of the size requirement of 18" x 18" and I'm not sure I want to add more fabric on the sides, which it would need.

So, I've started working on another contender that is just about large enough to start with. I'm about 2/3 finished with the embroidery, and then I have to figure out what to do next, i.e., should I sandwich and quilt it or should I edge it and call it done? A sleeve has to be put on the back, and I don't like the idea of sewing one directly to the front. This quandary is coming up more and more as I seem to be making more "art cloth" rather than "quilts." Of course, time is of the essence, but so is the presentation. Decisions, decisions. Any thoughts?