It's rainy here today...the perfect day to curl up with a good book or get nose deep in a wonderful project in the studio. But unfortunately, I'm on my lunch break and just walked away from the weather news at noon. It's Hurricane season here in the South and I have my eyes glued to the weather channel, watching these storms form with fury, praying that they don't reach the Gulf. (And of course, praying they miss the states all together! )
So, since I don't have a whole heck of a lot to share with you today, I thought I'd show you a sneak peek of the latest Silver Bella Swap I'm working on...a mini art quilt swap. We have to make four 5x7 art quilts and mail them to our hostess. She then puts 4 together (from 4 different artists) and makes a larger quilt for each one of us! How cool is that? Here's one of my 5x7's done so far in the midst of all my little gathered trinkets...
I've never made a mini art quilt before. I have thumbed through the pages of Sew Somerset and Art Quilting Studio many times and gathered much inspiration! There is SO much talent in those magazines!!!
I love vintage ephemera and KNEW that I had to incorporate it, along with velvet, pearls and lace too!
I won't receive my completed Mini Art Quilt until I go to Silver Bella in November. I'll be sure to show it to you upon my return. As of now...I'm just dreaming of how beautiful it will be when my art will be combined with some of the most talented artists I know!!!! I'm so humbled...I hope mine compares!
Hey little sis Lynn, if you are reading this...thank you again for the cloth measuring tape...I've found the perfect use for it!!!! :)