Friday, February 14, 2014

All For Love

Ah, yes! It's Valentine's Day again, a time when I give my husband a small piece of the work I do, that may or may not be successful, as well as an interesting meal, that I hope is more consistently successful. With all the water that figures so prominently in our new home/life, it is not surprising that water images keep showing up as I visualize future quilts so I thought I would give Tom a walk on the beach, one of our favorite places we escape to when all this relocating stuff gets to be too much.  And I used my scrunched fabric technique because it captures that unpredictable/predictable way water moves.

This is more straightforward than many of my quilts, just playing with color and line but clearly suggesting ocean, which of course is endlessly symbolic in itself. It's only about 6 x 9", made from my hand-dyes (there's a story about the brown that I will save for another time), and hand-stitched with perle cotton except for the machine quilting at the bottom and top.

Hope you have spent at least part of your day with those you love!

And check out what's posted on Off the Wall Fridays!


Vic said...

I'd say that you've captured the sense of the sea very nicely. I like the lines and the colors that you chose. Well done!

Susan Lenz said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. Your husband is one lucky man ... a piece of art and a home cooked meal. Mine would faint if he got either ... ever! On Friday nights I often attend a local auction where I stitch and watch the items of other people's lives go on the sales block. Last Friday I bought five nice wine glasses and a Longaberger basket (for $20). The basket is for an upcoming installation ... but I told Steve that the wine glasses were his Valentine's Day gift. He had to buy the wine! LOL!

quilthexle said...

Your husband is a lucky man for sure! This sea piece is wonderful - and captures the movement of the ocean in a great way !