Nov. Week 1--6 x 6"It's been quiet here at Laughing Girl. A broken sewing machine, a new class to teach, and National Novel Writing Month have taken their tool on my quilt output, but I finally finished the handstitching on my October Quilts, and I've finished my Nov. weeklies. Yeah. (I'll post October later this week.)
Liz Schneider presented a great workshop last Monday on textures to the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network study group. She had great slides, amazing examples, and inspiring books to show us. I love the texture hand stitching creates, so I thought I'd explore texture with my November quilts, since I was a week behind anyway.
Now, if you'd said to me even two weeks ago that I'd be making yo-yos, I would have laughed heartily. But one example she showed used large yo-yos across the lower third of the quilt. It used a mix of beige tones on a beige background, and I found it very compelling.
Nov. Week 2-- 6 x 6"The yo-yos are made out of a silk dupioni tank top that someone gave me years ago. The background is a metallic cotton. I may add some beads, but I like the simplicity. They evoke the foam of the waves on the seashore for me.