The little quilt of Japanese fabric stitched up quickly. Above is one side...and below is the other.
The little patch with the turtle was made in a katazome workshop at Maiwa about 10 years ago. It sat quietly in the stash, waiting for its chance - and I think it is happy in its new spot. (I think the colour is off on this one - it looks a little too cyan.) I really like the way the hand quilting shows up. The whole piece measures about 30"x44". I had one inch of binding left over, whew!
And finally, here's a shot of that quilt I made a couple of months back, this time with no dog on it. The colour is a little wacky on this one too, but the block on the far left of the second row from the bottom looks about right.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.