Archive for October, 2009

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Be Attitudes

October 28, 2009

One of my customers brought this quilt to me for quilting . It is called the Be Attitudes quilt and comes from Art to Heart. I love the quilt so much I bought the book and started on a couple of the blocks in my spare time. Enjoy the photos…

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Kaleidoscope in Greens and Purples

October 19, 2009

I quilted this top for the local quilt shop. Isn’t it lovely? I like how the top seems to sparkle with all of the different colors and values.

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I quilted continuous cures in the center using light and dark green threads.IMG_4723

The light green border has hibiscus-like flowers in it.

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Eye Candy

October 1, 2009

I have some eye candy to share with you, but first I want to post a link to an interesting news article I read.

In studying the History of Art I’ve always wondered why it is so many of the Masters were so disturbed, or disturbing (Van Gogh, Picasso, and others). Is the disturbing aspect what made them Masters or did being a Master make them disturbing? Or is it just that their disturbing work creates more interest in the public and so they became more well known? I think that a lot of it has to do with an intense ability to focus on an idea and bring it to completion. But is the disturbing aspect an integral part of it all?

Well, I read this article in The Telegraph yesterday that suggests that there is a gene that relates to both genius and madness. The gene, which is called neuregulin 1, plays a role in brain development but a variant of it is also associated with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. So that may explain the relationship somewhat. I just find that interesting.

Now on to the Eye Candy!

This is the quilt I am quilting right now. It is an exciting quilt full of color and pizzazz:

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