Here's a shot of an in-progress quilt sitting on my work table.
I worked on it for hours and hours and hours over the past couple of months. I previewed some sketches in this post.
I was making it to enter into a new exhibit through SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) titled A Sense of Adventure. I was quite inspired by the SAQA exhibit in Houston this past fall and I felt like I should try to step up and enter. Of course, this means creating work that fits the size and theme requirement AND has some value through an artistic eye.
I ran into some bumps in the process and eventually concluded that it had lots of problems. I realized I would not be able to lift the quilt out of its medocrity before the deadline, so I folded it up and began work on a quilt for another deadline.
So it goes.
Then SAQA extended the deadline. Now I have a second chance to revisit it. I think I can look at it a bit differently now. It was helpful to put it aside for awhile.
Sometimes stepping away works wonders. I wish you well revisiting this -- it's nice to have a second chance. Between the tree house and the tropical leaves, this looks like a place my kids would love! You've created their fantasy back yard. :-)
The glimpses you've shown look wonderful. Hope you're able to get this to a place where you like it!
is this your zipline piece? The little glimpses of it are intriguing. I'm loving the fern covered rocks. And of course the trees which I think I already said. How did you do the rocks? Is that fabric?
The size requirement is a bummer. You did manage to improve the Flight piece by cutting it up and moving things around. No reason why this piece couldn't also be "chopped" and remade.
I know challenges and shows are important but they do get in the way of doing the work YOU want to do.
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