Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Year Ago Today
 I am celebrating the recovery of my accident today.   Last year on this day, I was in surgery to repair the tendon that ripped on my thumb from my bicycle fall. Now, a year later, I am recovered probably as much as I will be.  A little stiff, a little slow, and I drop a lot, but it doesn't keep me from working!  Still loving my colors, batik, and quilting!

Yellow Windows
21" x 21"
From here to there.  Picking out fabrics.  The top one is an extra that I batiked without a plan for it. The bottom is a commercial print from Malka Dubrowsky.  Looks good, yes?

 Ever wonder what happened to the holes I cut out from this quilt?  See High Rise.
I saved them, in a box, collecting dust and cat hair, the saving was intentional, the dust and cat hair was not.  lol!!  Then I pulled them out, dusted them off and fused them onto this piece, to give it a little color.  Then arranged and auditioned the borders, two of mine balanced with two of Malkas.
 Sequence, sequence, sequence....first quilt; then satin stitch.
Next, I added some hand stitching.  I love this part.  I had originally planned to stitch all the squares the same, but then changed my mind.  I like this more random confluence better.
 Here's a close up of some of the hand stitching. 
 Last, a photo of the texture.  It is just so luscious!
And, not a finished project yet.  Can't decide to make this into wall art, or a giant pillow??


Rachel Parris said...

So very happy to have those hands functioning.

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Dearest Kathy,
You have worked hard to make a great recovery from the accident. We are all so happy about that, and I look forward to see what lovely works of art come from those talented hands!

Kathy York said...

Rachel and Leslie,
Glad to have both of you as my friends! Thanks!

Martha Ginn said...

Glad you have recovered (and hope for even more); I especially "feel your pain" because of carpal tunnel woes recently. I saw the SAQA exhibit THIS IS A QUILT at our regional exhibit in Little Rock, AR, this weekend--so glad to see in person those fantastic little buildings you make! Your work is so inspiring.
Martha Ginn

Kirra said...

Definitely a wall hanging so you can show it off. Love the hand stitching!

Susan T said...

I really like that hand stitching. It gives such additional depth. And takes functioning hands to do so. Glad it all is working. Makes me want to add hand stitching on one of my quilts.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely brilliant work and all from one very simple little repeated motif!!!

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

I enjoyed your blog and your work. Thanks for posting about sketching. I almost never do as my work tends to be very improvisational. Also I am not a quilter... surface design is more my focus.