Dimensions: 11" X 45"
I feel that this comes close to explaining to others how I feel about the time I get to spend making art of any kind. When I showed it to my husband he asked me if I meant that making art improves the quality of my life so I will live longer, or making art leaves something behind after my life that lives on for others. My reply was simple - YES!
The process was rather simple. I wrote out the saying, chose some general dimensions - I wanted it to fit above the window in my studio and drew it out on copy paper that I taped together. I fused and cut and picked out fabric from my stash and used black as the background to keep it from causing seizures upon viewing. The saying is meant to be whimsical and so the format of the quilt also became whimsical - I am not one to take art too seriously as to toil and sweat over it. I have a full time job for that.
I used batiks and hand-dyed fabrics for all of the letters and blocks.
I recommend that if you have a favorite saying that you post it somewhere where it can make you smile often. It also inspires me to spend more time in my studio. Thanks for checking out the blog and feel free to post any comments.
I just love those fabrics from Ricky Tims that I found at a quilt show vendor area. I used it for my letters that spell studio. So, oops, I guess I also used commercial print in my piece.