Oh boy oh boy oh boy.
I am totally loving my collaboration with Watercolor Artist Terrece Beesley. I should probably issue a statement of disclosure. We are cousins-in-law. I think that her mom Shirley & my mother-in-law Reva are orchestrating this project Beyond The Grave. "Oh, those Nelson Girls". I'm working hard at translating Terrece's amazing painting into a lap-size quilt. I have been blogging this step by step. Probably a snooze for the artists in the crowd, but hopefully useful to the piecers/quilters in the crowd. My goal is to get the popsicle sticks done before bed time tonight.
Today, Brandi at Quiltiste.com and I have been hatching evil plans >:-)
She is an amazing machine quilter from CdA. ( Coeur d'Alene for you unfortunates who don't live in Idaho, but conveniently abbreviated for fools like me who don't spell well in French.) A couple weeks ago she posted Playing with Texture (I borrowed one photo, but the others are amazing...go check them out) which totally resonated in my brain. For reasons unknown, I started to think about the veining on leaves. Today we've been busy plotting a talent trade. I'll do a little applique for her...and she'll do a little quilting for me. I'm thinking about 18" leaf , reverse applique blocks (similar in style to the Silhouette Columbine blocks) . Trying to decide on the season. Black/white Winter. Hot pink, orange, lime Spring. Dark green Summer. Gold, orange, burgundy Fall. I'm leaning toward summer green...quilted in lime.
I've been doing happy dances all day!!!!