Sunday, September 23, 2007

Inspire Me Thursday - It's Hip To Be Square


Square is the prompt this week at Inspire Me Thursday. I love to use squares in my artwork, both as my format and as individual elements, but they are usually perfectly square. This time, I chose to use a rectangular "canvas" and add not-so-perfect squares to the mix. It's hard for me to not measure everything precisely, but I'm working at getting out of my comfort zone. Pictured above is a small quilt (approx. 12 x 9-1/2 inches) made from some more of my hand-dyed fabric. As usual, the pieces are fused to the background with Wonder-Under instead of stitched, then quilted by machine. I will probably do some more quilting on the background, then add a binding and prepare it for hanging. I had some scraps left over, so I made an ATC, below. Thanks to Judy Scott for inspiring me to get out my sewing machine again!

18 comments:

Patricia J. Mosca said...

I love these...You and Judy do terrific things with that sewing machine!! I am so interested in this!! This is GREAT ART!!!!!!!!!!

lee said...

I also love these, I have made a small quilt, but am going to get it out again and use it in my art.

Julia said...

Yes this is great ! The squares and the colors you've used !

Spontanity said...

Well done!

Deb G said...

love the fabrics-and what you did with them!

Valaine said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors :) They all look great together!

steve said...

This is absoltely beautiful!! I love these--the uneven squares, the colors, textures, composition! Way to go with this one!

Cheryl Finley: said...

Oh yeah...this Rocks!!..love the colors and the way you've stitched it..and the whole design...your creativity is soaring Cheryl! I love what you're doing with fabric..and the ATCs too. Oneday I'll begin to sew again...but for now I can live vicariously through you! -- And I just love that both of us Cheryls didn't fit into the precise square measurement!

It's nice to be in touch again...glad you stopped by my blog!
enjoy your week!
love,
Cheryl

Cheryl Finley: said...

P.S.-- and I really love how you've titled this entry! It made me smile : )

Judy Scott said...

brilliant use of the square ~ love them ~ Judy :)

landi said...

Stunning! Love the colors!

platinum blonde said...

love that close up!!!

one girl show

megan said...

the composition of these is flawless...it fits together perfectly.

Miriam said...

I love the colors in this! Off kilter squares are a favorite with me, too.

Anonymous said...

ohhhh...this is just so cool! i love the colors - what a funky quilt it could make. very cool! beautiful.
~S
www.sperlygirl.wordpress.com

cheryl said...

I love these! The composition is awesome - and thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

Pilar said...

Isn't it hard not to measure when you are cutting squares? I love the play on shape in this quilt. It works very well with the colors and other elements. : D

melanie said...

I really like the not-so-perfect squares; they really add great interest and charm.

Thanks for participating at Inspire Me Thursday!