Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Check It off the List


Refraction 60" x 48"


I just finished the official portrait of this piece for entry in Road to California, and so I promise that this is its final appearance. Yesterday I forced myself to sit down and sew on the sleeve while watching Duplicity with Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. The movie sweetened the deal considerably, even if it's actually a movie that requires a bit more attention than the ideal handwork flick. (Handwork flick--a new genre maybe? I know we've all got our favorites.)

I thought I'd have to go out and buy a rod and rig up some sort of temporary hanging deal for photographing this quilt since it's bigger than usual, but the wonderful "No See 'Ums" hanger from the Hangup Company that I use for a quilt above my bed expanded to sixty inches, and there was enough room to clear the bed. Good lighting in that room too, so all went well. Isn't it great when things are easier than you expect? Road to California even has on-line entry now, so you can upload photos and pay the fee in minutes, slick as a button.

I'm so glad to have this done!

12 comments:

kimquiltz said...

So beautiful! I love the way you fractured the circles and I especially love the touch of shimmer.

Debra said...

Good Luck on your entry, Kay!

Candace said...

It's gorgeous, Kay! I love how it looks when you squint! The very best of good wishes to you for the show!
Cheers!

Nellie's Needles said...

Wow! It's wonderful! It's BIG! My best wishes for it being in that show are sent out into the universe, as well.

Vicki W said...

love how this turned out!

Beena said...

It looks lovely! Hope it does well in the show. Thanks, too, for recommending a good movie! I don't think I could sew on a sleeve while watching a movie....I know I'd prick myself with the needle a million times!

Libby Fife said...

I just think this one is a real winner. Good luck with the entry.

*karendianne. said...

Kay, this is a really neat piece. I studied it for a bit and was intrigued by the variety of fabrics and piecing you did here. Did you already post about the process and I missed it? The mixture of fibers is really something. I wish you all the best for your entry.

Dig it!

Beth said...

I like it very much! Good luck!

Rian said...

Yay for you! I had no idea it was so large! Best wishes for a ribbon for you.

Granny Fran said...

I just love this quilt; I have a thing about reflections, and your photograph came out great.

beewitchinstitchin said...

Wow, very cool and unusual. I would love to know your process. Thanks for sharing...Kathy