Ahhhh, this is the life!
I have just returned from four days on a quilting holiday, the annual Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild retreat, on the shores of Lake Texoma. Four days of nonstop sewing with 83 other quilters. It's actually pretty wonderful -- the retreat is held in a spa hotel, and we only stop sewing long enough to chat, eat, sleep and, when the back starts to ache from the hours of hunching over a sewing machine, get a massage.
So last Sunday I picked out fabric, packed my sewing machine and rotary cutter, and headed to Pottsboro, Texas.
I had decided this year that I was going to work on very small pieces. As a warm up, I started with a piece (very loosely) based on a painting by Joan Miro, our February challenge piece for studioQ. I have been working on a larger Miro-inspired piece at home, still on the design wall, but I felt the urge to make a smaller one. It went together quickly.
|Mir piece, approximately 18" x 26"|
|Hematite and Fibrous Quartz|
|Mica Schist #3|
|Mica Schist #4|
And all together:
|Ready to quilt!|