There is the long skinny I did for the Twisted Stitchers challenge. I like it so much better than I thought I did. And it coordinates nicely with the hand painted whole cloth wild flower piece above the piano. Doncha think? That little archway is just the perfect size. I hung several other small pieces of fiber art on the other side. But I didn't take a picture of them.
Here is a view of the long skinny from the foyer and looking into the living room.
I'm not sure I love hanging to much of my work in our home. I don't want it to scream "quilt quilt quilt" and "me me me" everywhere you look. You know what I mean? Plus, they don't neccessarily fit into the shape, style or setting of the rooms. But are they better just rolled up in the closet of the studio? I don't know.
Here is another piece I hung in the foyer. I just love it, surprisinly. It's a departure from my usual work in so many ways. You probably can't see that there is a huge letter B outlined in orangey bugle beads in the teal section. They catch the light so beautifully and whenever I walk past it glistens a bit.
This piece was originally proposed for the Lark Quilting with Beads book. They accepted the proposal and I made it. Then the editorial board decided they really didn't like the B. They wondered if I would remove the B beads and outline a few of the quilting motifs with beads instead (using something other than the orangey bugles). I really didn't want to lose the B, so I offered to remake it all together. Which I did.
The revision turned out just fine. I changed a few elements and I hope they like it. I'll post pictures soon. Along with a close up of the B beading.
A learning experience for sure. Creating art for a proposal or for any specific purpose requires a whole new way of thinking and prioritizing.
By the way, the fabrics in the pieced section are by Marcia Derse, who I adore. She is a delight and her fabrics are so inspirational. I bought a couple of sample packs in Houston last fall and I just love they way they worked with this piece. The quilting motifs are inspired by the lines and shapes in the fabrics. You probably can't see those in the picture either. Sorry. More close ups later.