20 Nov

The Army Wife

The three “quilts” accepted into Beyond Comfort are part of a series I’ve been working on for the last year or so (and I hope to continue working on). They grew out of the “War Sucks” quilt I made and deal with various aspects of being an Army Wife. My intent is to present my personal experiences, but to hopefully in a way that is essentially universal.

I love the way they all look on the laundry line.

They look good just hanging out together too. The center three are the aprons that I entered into Beyond Comfort and were accepted. I entered all five as a set to Quilt National and I think that may have contributed to their rejection. Square pegs and all. That’s just conjecture though. Anyway, for Beyond Comfort, the unconventional format was one of the aspects pushing beyond the comfort zone. The premise of the series is new for me too, and I hope that it will take viewers out of their comfort zones as well.

Finally, since this is a daily thing, here’s Lines 10 (for fans of Lines 6):

Lines 10 -- ruling pen and acrylic paint

I said I was going to put away the ruling pen, but I figured I owed the chicken scratch a try with it.

6 thoughts on “The Army Wife

  1. Congratulations! I love the concept of an apron instead of the typical square quilt. The 3-D house you have dangling on one would make great Christmas ornaments. Yep, my head went there already! It is snowing, so why not! My ruling pen arrived today – wish me luck! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. very powerful, which I think quilt shows tend not to want. People get very uncomfortable around women’s raw negative emotion, no matter what is fueling it.

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