The Fliegenpilz forest section is done, but the completion of the quilt is on hold while I figure out what to do next. I had envisioned a vertical row, five hexagons wide, on one side as more stacked logs, and possibly a swath of free-form hexagon undergrowth and Fliegenpilze below, but now I’m not so sure. I’ll set it aside and make some hexagons before deciding anything final. It may end up being two quilts.
A while ago, my sister asked for a shade for her mud room door. I finally made it although I’m not too sure how happy I am with it. I’ve learned that although I greatly admire other artists’ work with sheer fabrics, I’m not a big a big fan of working with sheers myself! Erin, if you’re looking at this, its on it’s way to you, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t like it–I’ll understand 🙂
Just for fun, I’m participating in a Trading card swap, but this one is Round Robin style. I’ve finished my backgrounds. They are silk I marbled myself last summer. I fused the silk to Timtex and then added some satin stitch lines in rayon threads. One will stay with me and the others will go to the two other participants. They’ll each send me a background, and then we’ll all add a bit and pass them on again. I think this makes the swap more personal.
And finally, I had bought a Japanese craft magazine a month or so ago, and then found some fabric I absolutely loved. The two came together a few weeks ago as this bag which I think is absolutely adorable! By the way, is it just me or is anyone else mad about handmade purses and bags these days?