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November 12, 2004

Quilt Progress

It still needs backing and binding, and the embroidery is not quite finished, but my wonky little crazy quilt is all put together.

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sit on my cloth, and tell me that you love me. . .

There is Miss Gargantua, checking out the fine handiwork. Yes, she IS on a diet.

I suffer from chronic startitis. I have a big box of quilts in progress, but have only ever finished one, and only then because it was a gift for my brother and I was on a deadline. This quilt was begun years ago, before I went back to school; I dug it out last year and realized that I will never put something with this much embroidery on my bed, because I sleep with a man with whom I am constantly wrenching the blankets back and forth, and also when he's away I let the cats into the bed. It clearly had to either go to Goodwill or become an art piece. And now I have a deadline kicking my arse to get it finished: it has to go into the gallery next weekend, and the ink I'll be putting on it has to be dry, because it will be on the floor. Good thing there's no cats at the gallery to come and sit on it.

I'm planning to print one of my large lino blocks on top of it in opaque white, and a lot of this work will be covered up. In case they disappear under the ink later, here are a few of my favourite highlights:

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On the left is a little radio tower that my dear friend Rob embroidered for me, back when we still lived in the same town and hung out together all the time. On the right is a piece of lace that I tatted at the funeral home, while saying goodbye to my uncle Jack. Since both of these bits are special to me I cheated and tried to put them in places that won't get covered in ink, but if they do that will be okay too, I'll still know they're there.

Right next to Rob's tower is this saucy guy:

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a pink satyr! whee!

Now I have to go out to the yarn store to buy a single ball of yarn. Yeah, right.

Posted by jodi at November 12, 2004 11:47 AM | categories:  art stuff : projects

Comments

actually, the camera angle makes the cat look rather small. let me assure jodi's readers that she is, indeed, a fatty!

Posted by: peter at November 12, 2004 03:15 PM

I almost forgot about that Radio tower....glad to see it's going to use. I wish I could do another patch for you.

And to all readers I'd like to add, Benny is not fat...she's just big boned!

Posted by: Rob at November 17, 2004 12:41 PM

Yeah, she's got this big floppy soft bone that droops down to the floor when she walks.

Posted by: jodi at November 18, 2004 07:15 AM