Saturday, August 02, 2008

Crazy Blues....going to Sweden


(Click on image to enlarge. Crazy Blues. 39" x 33". IN PROGRESS.)

Just under a month ago, I started a new project, a crazy quilt! It is perfect for all the stitches I've learned and will be learning through the TAST challenge! The center is a xylene transfer of Mamie Smith. Mamie Smith was the first African American to record a Blues song....CRAZY BLUES. Almost immediately, I basted down scraps of lace, vintage trim, buttons, and bits of crochet. It was perfect for hand stitching during my trip to England. Now it is perfect for my upcoming trip to the Embroidery Symposium in Sweden. I'm so excited. I leave tomorrow. While there I'll be taking a design class under Tilleke Schwartz, meeting the other international teacher Sara Lechner, and meeting Annica and hopefully other cyber friends.

4 comments:

Annica said...

See you soon! Have a safe trip!

paulahewitt said...

have fun - i'd love to meet all these people. say hi to Annica for me.

marilyn said...

Hi Susan,

Your crazy quilt is wonderful! I love your use of vintage embellishments and buttons. As with all of your work, I wish I could see it in person to truly appreciate the textures and colors and stitching. Have a great trip.

Marilyn

Wanda said...

Wow! The Sweden trip is already here??!!! Where does the time go. At one time, I was dreaming of going with you. Now I'm in the process of packing up to move. Funny how things turn out. Your crazy quilt is beauitful. A great mixture..traditional color scheme with traditional things, all blended together to make a piece that is truly....Susan! Have fun!