Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Finish, Improv Small Quilt Borders Removed, Inner City Street Art

Grey Star improv quilt is back to this photo, I decided to keep it small as planned.

Street Art Panel, photographed near Venice Beach, left side of panel.

Street Art Panel right side, the saturated colors are exciting.
My Watermelon Summer Quilt runner finished.

Back of my Watermelon Summer Quilt runner, finished.

Hello Quilt Friends! from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

We've had rain and clouds for a few days, a wonderful change.

I finally finished machine quilting my Watermelon Summer Quilt, it was started last summer.
I like the Four Patch Squares on point and how the batiks, solids and prints work together.

And Grey Star Improv Quilt is now back to the first photo. I decided I wanted to keep it small and so removed the borders I had added.

This last weekend we drove through the Venice Beach area on an errand, (not for the faint of heart). And I spied some street art that I had to get a photo of. Great example of vibrant modern art.

Stop by Pamela's blog  to see her exciting vacation in the Mediterranean Ocean, boat cruise and stitching!

That is the news from the rancho where it is almost Thanksgiving!
What are you thankful for?

I'll be by to visit.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Torrance Beach in Fall Light & JoAnn Fabric Ready for Holiday's!

Art quilt 'Grey Star' with new borders added this week.

Walking along Torrance Beach in fall light.

Looking north across Santa Monica Bay. 

And south toward Palos Verdes.
I visited JoAnn Fabric in Torrance, CA this week.

Christmas has arrived at JoAnn's!

And more Christmas displays.

Hello quilt friends and happy Friday from Rancho Palos Verdes!
Where we have cool sunny fall weather, perfect for hikes in the hills and walks along the beach.

Torrance Beach is a good walk. The City of Torrance keeps their section of the beach and city up well; clean with good planning.

I pieced more borders onto my art quilt 'Grey Star.' I started it as a challenge, the AHIQ challenge, floral. I chose a small blue floral as the main fabric, then chose the color blue, from the floral, as the focus color with yellow and red adding spice, forming a triad color scheme. Then I pieced units and arranged them until I was mostly happy, keeping it small. That's the plan so far.

If you want to see an exciting piece of improv quilt design visit Ann and see her happy work.
She was in one of Freddy Moran's recent classes and Freddy, as we all know, has a wonderful way with color and design.

And that's the news from the rancho where I'm remembering to be thankful and we're enjoying walks in the cool weather.

I'll be by to visit.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Modern Quilt 'Grey Star', Rob Appell of Man Sewing, Fields From Above

'Grey Star' modern quilt design as of today.
Grey Star came from these units.

Happy November 1st from Rancho Palos Verdes!

We're enjoying sun and cooler temperatures, the winds have slowed down and humidity is higher,  so the wild fires have slowed way down around here.
Northern CA had a huge wildfire in Sonoma County, hopefully that's been contained today. What a mess. God bless everyone living in that area.

This week was busy but I managed to get some time in arranging, unpicking, repiecing and naming my latest modern art quilt, 'Grey Star.'
Yes, I do plan on paper first but arranging with the actual colors and prints always looks different and suggests other possibilities. My design inspiration here comes from the concept of layering. The thought being that at least a couple of different themes are going on in the design and they combine to make a unique statement.
One of my inspirations in the quilt world is Rob Appell of Man Sewing. He does a wonderful example of layering in his YouTube video tutorial, Fields From Above. 

What's your current project inspiration?

And that my quilt friends is the news from the rancho, where bits of time are being used to experiment and further the progress of modern art quilting!
Taking walks and keeping life rolling takes up the rest of it.

I'm remembering to be thankful and I'll be by to visit.