Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Bubbles Finished and one more:

I should have taken this picture a little closer so you could see the machine quilting which completely covers the surface, but then you wouldn't have been able to see the button bubbles of which I need to add just a few more here and there. I've started working on the second horizontal section of 4 and pieced 3 more scenes. Sewed the frames on and realized I didn't piece in the little 1/4" bright color which I think looks like a mat within a mat. Ripped them out and vowed to pay closer attention.

This is Mbingo, on the southwest? side of Africa. Cameroon. The family that has commissioned this quilt spent 6 months working and living in the hospital and community. Mbingo is the name of the huge green mountain behind the very distinctive red roofed hospital, and for those faithful readers who may have caught the post on Churchill and his birthday cake, this is where he comes from. I'm finding that as I create these pieces I have GREAT ideas about where I'd like to do the quilting or add a little embroidery, but as I sit down to actually do it, my mind is faced with the proverbial BLANK SHEET OF WHITE PAPER and what if I do it wrong or worse yet, what if I start it and it looks terrible! This is where I take that leap of faith and know that anything can be creatively covered up if it's that bad.

Look like a basket on her head? Or badly placed hair.

2 comments:

joyce said...

Love the way you've used buttons as bubbles! It does look like a basket to me. The consolation is, that in the unlikely event that it is bad, you can just start over.

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Yeah Kath! I'M off to Fall River in less than an hour, but trying to catch up! LOVE IT! And yes, it is a basket.....

Cameroon is on the west coast of Africa, just below the bulge. Where the continent bends south, in that corner, is Nigeria. Cameroon is next, an itty bitty Equatorial Guinea (flyspeck) is wedged between Cameroon and Gabon, and then Gabon. Equatorial Guinea is...guess what... on the equator! We were in Gabon, so know the heat and torpor and those red-tin roofed buildings well......

Hugs, Sarah