Friday, July 6, 2012
Home sweet home....
The leftover teal and black half square triangles at the top right were created for a Frieda Khalo quilt I made for a friend last Fall. I enjoyed the process of making fabric by randomly grabbing scraps from my overflowing tub! Slashing and inserting strips brought a whole new dynamic to the piece! Color is never a stretch for me..I'm downright gaudy at times, but color excites me...it's my "thing"! I chose grey Kona to surround my houselike creation...it has a calming effect. But now nothing can be too calm for my taste so I got busy with colored threads, both my Aurifil for the triangles at the rooftop and vivid pearl cottons for the random stitching at the top. The vintage colored buttons and the colorful stitching help to balance the riot going on inside that house!
I don't know anyone who has a perfectly calm house and
Life is an adventure with ups and downs, bright days and dark days, but
home grounds us through it all!
And that's me...loving my imperfect home and life in spite of
its inevitable complications!